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South Carolina State Flower:

Yellow jessamine flowers - click to see all state flowers
Carolina Jessamine; photo by John 'K' on Flickr (noncommercial
use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Yellow Jessamine

Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) was designated the official state flower of South Carolina in 1924. Selected not only for the flower's beauty and sweet fragrance, but because Carolina jessaamine is found throughout South Carolina and "its delicate flower suggests the pureness of gold; its perpetual return out of the dead winter suggests the lesson of constancy in, loyalty to, and patriotism in the service of the State" (quote from South Carolina legislature). Yellow jessamine is also featured on the state quarter:

South Carolina bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
South Carolina became the state in 1788 (see statehood order) - the state quarter also features an outline of South Carolina, the state bird, state tree, state flower, and the state nickname: "The Palmetto State - public domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters.
Source:
The State Flower: South Carolina Legislature
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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South Carolina Symbols & Icons:

animal - dog
bird - game bird 
amphibian -fish
reptile - butterfly
insect - spider
flower - grass
tree -wildflower 
shell
gem - stone
fruit - garden
beverage 1 - 2

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seal - motto - quarter
name-nickname
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folk art - dance
folk dance
song 1 - song 2 - waltz
opera - popular music
academy-center
hall - museum
tapestry - tartan
 

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