Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading South Carolina's Native Magnolias by Richard B. Figlar.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmmcordata_wl3
Perianth segments light yellow on underside and golden yellow above, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.