South Carolina State Flower - Carolina Jessamine

Fri, Aug 9th 2019 2:31 pm by Seth June South Carolina Facts


South Carolina State Flower

By: Seth June

The Yellow Jessamine, also known as the Carolina Jessamine, was adopted and officially designated the South Carolina State Flower by the General Assembly on February 1, 1924.


In the United States, the Carolina Jasmine is common in the coastal plains and piedmont regions (from Virginia down to south Florida and west to Arkansas and Texas).


  • People use Jasmine and Jessamine as two variations of the same word
    • But the state flower is NOT part of the Jasmine family
  • Botanical Name: Gelsemium Sempervirens
  • Blooms in very late winter to early spring and with enough sun light it will bloom again i...