Magnolia grandiflora

Southern Magnolia

  • Family: Magnoliaceae
  • Form: Dense low branching tree, evergreen with pyramidal form reaching up to 100 ft
  • Leaves: Alternate, simple, elliptic, entire, dark green glossy above and pubescent beneath
  • Stem/Bark: Smooth grayish, mottled
  • Flower: Perfect, large, white, terminal, solitary, very fragrant, petals thick, curling upwards as saucer like platforms
  • Fruit: Cone-like aggregate of follicles; red when ripe
  • Comments: Similar to Swamp Bay (M. virginiana), but distinguished by having larger flowers and leaves that are not silvery beneath
  • Additional Resources: Wikipedia Link
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