Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. Some trees have been viewed as far west as New Mexico and California. Reaching 27.5 m in height, it is a large striking evergreen tree with large dark green leaves and large white fragrant flowers. Widely cultivated around the world, over a hundred cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
these are lovely...the stamen is quite beautiful, too. i know there are Magnolias in the Philippines but i haven't seen one.:pReplyDelete
one of our popular ice cream brand is called Magnolia.:p
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Stunning! The flowers look so much bigger than the magnolias we have in Finland. The trees here don't grow nearly as big either.ReplyDelete
Yes, here in East Texas this type of magnolia is very prevalent. We have a giant one up by the road. The blossoms are huge but yet have such a soft provocative scent. In fact, I need to go and cut out some oak trees that have sprouted under the mag and are growing up through it! Thanks for the reminder.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely magnolia. Nice to follow it through it's life. Have a fine weekend.ReplyDelete
your macro is awesome. we still have them here.ReplyDelete
Your photos are amazing. The magnolia is so pretty.ReplyDelete
Summer Pink Daisy
Striking images, Nick. Exquisite yet simple blooms. Fascinating to see that, even when the flower has died, its petals give the impression of having been carved out of wood!ReplyDelete