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Southern magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora


White, multiple, thick leaved flower with yellow centre and "glossy"-looking strong dark green leaves. It is a medium to large evergreen tree which may grow 27.5 m (90 ft) tall.


Found this on in garden in England, but are native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. They are widely cultivated around the world.


This plant has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.Also called "bull bay".

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barbarossa 11 years ago
Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora

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Ursula 11 years ago

thank you both! and thank you for ID, barbarossa! :)

barbarossa 11 years ago

Those are native here in North Carolina, love that smell!

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Nice series!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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