Magnolia is a medium to large flowering species characterized by aromatic twigs and large, showy flowers, usually bowl-shaped or star-shaped.
Indigenous to the United States, China, and East Asia, Magnolia is esteemed for its aesthetic value, so it’s mostly seen in gardens. The deciduous tree ranks among the most primitive plants in history, and fossil records suggest that Magnolia dates back millions of years.
– Magnolias are believed to be the earliest flowering plant, with fossils dating back over 20 million years. – Magnolia belongs to the family Magnoliaceae. – Mississippi and Louisiana claim Magnolia as their state flowers.
- Southern Magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora) - Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia X Soulangiana) - Star Magnolia (Magnolia Stellata)