Reverse side is an outline of the state complimented by an intriguing group of state symbols. A Palmetto Tree, the Carolina Wren and the Yellow Jessamine. An outline of South Carolina, the nickname The Palmetto State
The Carolina Wren, the state bird, and the Yellow Jessamine, the state flower, are native throughout South Carolina, the importance of the Palmetto Tree, the state tree, dates back to the Revolutionary War. In 1776, colonists in a small fort built of Palmetto logs successfully defeated a British fleet trying to capture Charleston Harbor. Since then, South Carolina has been called The Palmetto State.