Inside a Magnolia grandiflora blossom *
(mag-NO-li-a gran-di-FLO-ra); grandiflora = large-flowered
Southern Magnolia Blossom
Flowers start to appear in late spring and are large, usually with 6 petals, creamy-white, and fragrant.
 
The State Tree of Mississippi and native from North Carolina to Florida and Texas.
These evergreen magnolias can reach heights of 80 feet when grown in the southeastern U.S.
 
Leaves often have cinnamon brown "felt" on the underside.
 
Location on campus:
The west side of the Werner University Center and the west side of Physical Plant
Fall view
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.