South Carolina State Flower
Yellow jessamine was designated the official South Carolina State Flower in 1924. The high-climbing, woody vine grows abundantly throughout the state and is a common sight in Charleston and North Charleston gardens. Yellow jessamine is also called the “mailbox plant” because many gardeners train the vine to cover otherwise boring mailbox posts. Its sweet fragrance and yellow blooms signal the return of spring each year.
The plant is known by several names, including Carolina jessamine, poor man’s rope, yellow jasmine, and Evening Trumpetflower. Yellow jessamine is one of several state symbols featured on the U.S. Mint’s South Carolina state quarter.
Yellow Jessamine Facts
Common Name: Yellow Jessamine
Scientific Name: Gelsemium sempervirens
Year Adopted: 1924
Peak Bloom: March to April
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