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The American Dogwood is North Carolina indigenous flower that also serves as the state’s official blossom. It is a deciduous tree that may grow to a height of 10 meters. “Deciduous” means that this indigenous flower of North Carolina actually sheds its leaves during the period of autumn and winter. The leaves, which are opposite and oval in shape, actually turn a color of reddish-brown during the autumn season.

What is most often thought of as the “flower” of the American Dogwood is actually made up, not of petals, but of four white bracts. The actual flowers are inside the four bracts. That is, the actual flowers are in the yellow-green center of the big white “petals”. Around 20 flowers are actually packed inside the bracts. However, that’s taking science into consideration. For the most part, people just think of the white blossoms as the actual flower.

There are many varieties of this indigenous flower of North Carolina in terms of the bract color. Although the dominant color appearing in the blossoms is white, there are also certain bracts whose colors range from pink to red. You can enjoy the blooming of this North Carolina indigenous flower during the months of April to May.

The fruit of this North Carolina indigenous flower comes in groups of 3-8 drupes that become red as they ripen. The fruits are remarkably sweet, even being used as an additive to teas and other beverages in Mexico. Actually, the berries of this North Carolina indigenous flower are used to attract birds, which eat the fruits and scatter the seeds.

If you plan on cultivating this indigenous flower of North Carolina, you might want to keep a lookout for signs of Dogwood Anthracnose, which is a tree disease that the American Dogwood is very susceptible to. Usually, this can be prevented by making sure that the tree is planted in low-humidity, well-circulated areas.

It is also ideal if you plant this North Carolina indigenous flower with a bit of shade to the west, but where it can enjoy good morning sun. It should not be exposed to intense heat. Because of this, you rally should not consider planting it in spots adjacent to parking lots or where it is exposed to heat sources such as radiators.

This North Carolina indigenous flower also has a very low tolerance for salt. This means you cannot plant American Dogwood in areas near the sea or the coast. The wood of this indigenous flower from North Carolina is actually quite dense, making it ideal for usage in tool handles and even golf club heads. Historically speaking, this North Carolina indigenous flower has been used in the production of dyes and inks. Truly, there is a world of wonder to be discovered in this plant
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 Indigenous flowers South Carolina

The Yellow Jessamine was chosen to be South Carolina’s state flower in February 1, 1924. This is because the South Carolina indigenous flower could be located in every corner of the state. It is also because the flower was the first sure sign of the coming spring. The fragrance of this indigenous flower of South Carolina is also said to be the first to greet people upon entering the woodland. It has also been suggested that the color of the flower represents the purity of gold. The fact that the Yellow Jessamine returns out of winter’s cold slumber suggests unwavering loyalty and patriotism.

This South Carolina indigenous flower grows on a vine. It can usually be seen creeping up trees. If given enough support, the Yellow Jessamine can grow up to 6 meters high. The leaves of this indigenous flower from South Carolina are evergreen, which means you can enjoy the plant’s foliage no matter what the season.

You can usually identify this plant by its blossoms, which are in full bloom during the spring. The blossoms are trumpet-shaped and are usually yellow; sometimes occurring with an orange center. The flowers come in clusters. They look a lot like honeysuckle.

This South Carolina indigenous flower is frequently cultivated today for its beauty in gardens. Being a creeping vine, the Yellow Jessamine is used to cover walls and enhance the look of arbors. The sight of those golden blossoms sprouting over the walls would truly be something. If you intend to cultivate this indigenous flower from South Carolina, you might want to know that there is a bit of danger involved.

The Yellow Jessamine is actually poisonous. This South Carolina indigenous flower contains various alkaloids related to the poison strychnine. Strychnine has been popularized in literature as an effective assassination tool –undetectable by common toxicology tools.

Every part of the yellow Jessamine is toxic. This means that whether someone eats the flower or the leaves makes no difference; they’re still going to get poisoned. A lot of kids who mistake this South Carolina indigenous flower for honeysuckle end up being poisoned for tasting the nectar. Did you know that even bees that gather nectar from this indigenous flower from South Carolina end up poisoning their whole brood? You need to keep this indigenous flower of South Carolina away from livestock.

Of course, if you were to warn people about the plant’s toxicity and make sure that children would not go near it or eat it, then you have a very attractive ornamental plant to cultivate. What you need to remember is that the vine has to be trained. Unlike other creeping plants, this South Carolina indigenous flower will become a tangled mound if you do not train it properly. It will not spread.

 


 


 

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