A frequent tree mostly of wet to mesic hammocks from the central peninsula, northward and throughout the panhandle. The range includes the southeastern states west into Texas and Arkansas, north into Kentucky and Virginia, plus Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Southern magnolia is an evergreen with leathery leaves that are a dark shiny green on top and having a rusty-brown, short, dense pubescence underneath. The large flowers are white or cream-colored, fragrant and 15-20cm (6 to 8 in.) wide. The fruit is a cone containing bright red berries.
Magnolia grandiflora is a member of the Magnoliaceae - Magnolia family.
Other species of the Magnolia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Magnolia virginiana - SWEETBAY
Date record last modified: Apr 15, 2020