State Flowers

South Carolina State Flower

south-carolina1Yellow jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is the South Carolina State Flower. Yellow jessamine bloom on a high-climbing, woody vine. Yellow jessamine plant is a landscape plant.Yellow jessamine flowers are clusters of bright yellow, fragrant, tubular blossoms, with flared petals. Yellow jessamine bloom from December to March. Yellow Jessamine is frequently used as a ground cover or a trellis decoration.

Gelsemium (trumpetflower)
Gelsemium sempervirens

Yellow Jessamine is called by several names like Carolina jessamine, poor man’s rope, or yellow jasmine and as The Pride of Augusta, Evening Trumpetflower, Gelber Jasmin, Jasmin sauvage, Sariyasemin . Yellow Jessamine’s characteristic feature is its sweet, prevailing scent through the wintery woods. Yellow Jessamine is common in the coastal plains and Piedmont regions from Virginia to South Florida and west to Arkansas and Texas.

The State Flower of South Carolina has the most delicate fragrance of all the early spring flowers.

Facts About Yellow Jessamine

  • Yellow jessamine was officially adopted as the South Carolina State Flower by the General Assembly on February 1, 1924.
  • Yellow jessamine has been used by herbalists to treat eye ailments and as natural, perfumed hair oil.
  • The essential oils of the Yellow jessamine plant are extracted for use in the perfume industry, since the pleasant odor is difficult to reproduce synthetically.
  • All parts of the Yellow jessamine plant are extremely poisonous, especially to livestock, if eaten; however, the bright Yellow jessamine spring blossoms are a source of nectar for butterflies and deer often browse on the vegetation for food and fiber.
  • The Yellow Jessamine fruit is an oblong capsule, about 1 inch long that splits apart to release flat, winged seeds. The capsules usually ripen from October to June.
  • The Yellow Jessamine leaves are simple, opposite and lanceolate, with a lustrous, dark green surface. They are generally 1 – 4 inches long and about 1-1 inch wide, with a long tapering tip.

Yellow Jessamine plant is very poisonous. Preparations made from the roots and rhizomes have been used as central nervous-system depressants, febrifuge, anodyne, and antispasmodic.

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Facts About South Carolina

south carolina flagSouth Carolina was the 8th state of the US, which attained its statehood on May 23, 1788. South Carolina has Columbia as its capital city.

  • South Carolina’s climate is humid subtropical, with long, hot summers and short, mild winters.
  • Rainfall is abundant in South Carolina and well distributed throughout
  • South Carolina is located in the south east of U.S.
  • South Carolina was named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is Latin for Charles).
  • South Carolina’s land area is 32,007 square miles with population of 4,012,012.
  • Major Industries in South Carolina are farming (tobacco, soybeans), textiles, manufacturing chemicals, processed foods, machinery, electronics, paper products, tourism.
  • South Carolina’s nickname is Palmetto State.
  • South Carolina State Motto is Dum Spiro SperoWhile I breathe, I hope.
  • Bordering States of South Carolina are Georgia, North Carolina, and Atlantic Ocean .
  • Among South Carolina’s institutions of higher education are The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and the College of Charleston, at Charleston; Clemson Univ., at Clemson; Furman Univ., at Greenville; South Carolina State College, at Orangeburg; and the Univ. of South Carolina, at Columbia.
  • Several nuclear plants operate in the state as well.
  • In coastal areas there are historic seaports of Georgetown, Beaufort, and Charleston, the latter a major tourist attraction and one of the chief ports of entry in the Southeast.
  • Tourist places in South Carolina include, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, to the Sea Island resorts, and to Charleston’s stately homes and gardens.
  • The state’s historical places of interest include Fort Sumter National Monument, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Cowpens National Battlefield.