Block # 32 South Carolina - The Palmetto State
The Palmetto State nickname refers to South Carolina’s official State Tree, the Sabal Palmetto. The Palmetto is rooted in historical significance dating back to the Revolutionary War. On June 28, 1776, when the British fleet’s attack on Sullivan’s Island was repulsed. The palmetto-log fort, under Colonel William Moultrie, withstood the barrage of British cannons until the fleet retreated. State symbols: Wood Duck, Yellow Jessamine. Other flower Gerber Daisy and Delphinium.