Our State Flower is Blooming

1:00
 
Share
 
Archive this series
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.
Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Our state flower, which is making a glorious display along the roadsides and on trellis and fences, is yellow jessamine. The scientific name is Gelsemium sempervirens, sempervirens meaning ever living for the ever-green foliage on this vine. Although some people say yellow jasmine and there are other plants with yellow flowers that have that common name, the joint resolution that was passed by the legislature on March 14, 1924, referred to it as Yellow Jessamine, and I’m kind of a stickler for that pronunciation. When the US treasury started making quarters for each state, the image for South Carolina was a lovely drawing of yellow jessamine along with our state tree, the Palmetto (which actually isn’t a tree but a monocot more closely related to corn or grass than an oak or hickory) and our charming state bird, the Carolina wren.

218 episodes available. A new episode about every 2 days averaging 1 min duration .