Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading South Carolina's Native Magnolias by Richard B. Figlar.
Learn more about Cucumber Magnolia and Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 3 (1997)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 080-02-007?:
Magnolia acuminata FAMILY Magnoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia
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John B. Nelson jbn_3453389181_05535fd69e
April Lexington County SC
A smaller tree than var. acuminata, with generally brighter yellow flowers, per South Carolina's Native Magnolias (Figlar, 2007).
JK Marlow jkm170408_513
April Laurens County SC
Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District
Petals golden-yellow above, light-yellow below, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Patrick D. McMillan pdmmcordata_wl3
Perianth segments light yellow on underside and golden yellow above, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 3
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Piedmont (rare in Coastal Plain)
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Aggregate of follicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p107
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p208
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