Sep. 7, 2017

southern magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora

These flowers can be a foot across, and are wonderfully fragrant. The trees can be over 100 feet tall. The large glossy leaves are evergreen. One of the worlds greatest flowering trees! Southern magnolia should never have been used as a metaphor for Scarlett O'Hara. This time I didn't really like the fellow travelers, but didn't have much choice. The June bugs were out of reach. Southern magnolia grows in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA. U. of Kentucky Arboretum, 7/15/15.