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Collard Greens

South Carolina State Vegetable

"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.