Collard Greens

South Carolina State Vegetable

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Collard greens - leaf with water droplets

"Fractal Collard" (collard greens); photo by arbyreed on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Collard Greens

South Carolina designated collard greens (Brassica oleracea) as the official state vegetable in 2011; a result of efforts made by Mary Grace Wingard, a third-grader from Lexington, South Carolina.

South Carolina ranks second in the nation in collard green production and Lexington County ranks first among the counties of South Carolina in collard green production.

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Images

Collard greens; photo by Robyn Lee on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Collard greens

Collard greens ready for harvesting; photo by Jeff Wright on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Collard greens ready for harvesting

Vegan meal with portobello mushroom, collard greens, broccoli and noodle stir fry; photo by Jeffrey Coolwater on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Vegan meal with collard greens