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.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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. Journal of the SC Native Plant Society (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.