South Carolina State Flower - Carolina Jessamine

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

CAROLINA JESSAMINE

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.

LOCATED:

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).

FACTS:

  • 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...