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POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 24, 2002
S. Printed 4/24/02--S. [SEC 4/25/02 4:19 PM]
Read the first time February 5, 2002.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 980) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 1-1-704 so as to designate Goldenrod the official state, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Bill out majority favorable.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-704 SO AS TO DESIGNATE GOLDENROD THE OFFICIAL STATE WILDFLOWER.
Whereas, the Goldenrod is a strong, fibrous perennial found in meadows, fields, and along roadsides which grows in full sun to part shade needing only average moisture, making it a very tough and durable plant; and
Whereas, Goldenrod, contrary to popular belief, does not cause allergies to act up as the Goldenrod pollen is too heavy to blow in the wind; and
Whereas, the bright yellow flowers are very long lasting and the bloom time is very long with the plant forming a dense clump that can be divided, and is self sowing, allowing the plant to multiply every year; and
Whereas, Goldenrod, when cut back, produces more blooms than usual; and
Whereas, the ubiquitous Goldenrod, so familiar to South Carolinians in every generation, is an ideal candidate for the exalted position of "official state wildflower". Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-704. Goldenrod (solidago altissima) is the official state wildflower."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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