The seeds grow in a cone-like structure and each seed is surrounded by a fleshy red aril.
This a perennial dicot member of the Magnoliaceae family which has blooms with fragrant,
creamy white flowers in the spring and intermittently throughout early summer. M. grandiflora
is the state flower of Louisiana and Mississippi. The large (4"-8" long) and broad leaves are a
lighter colored and pliable when young, aging to a darker color and leathery texture.
You can see a variety of interesting magnolia fruits in the Holly and Magnolia Collections.
Be sure to go to the Picture of the Week Archive
or see the links below to view other plant images in our various Photo Galleries.
Award Winning Daylilies Photo Gallery
U.S. National Arboretum Crapemyrtle Introductions Photo Gallery
Glenn Dale Azaleas Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery Introduction
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