Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


897

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in NC)

Look for it in maritime forests, mesic Coastal Plain bluffs & flats, bottomlands, now also widely naturalized, spreading from cultivation into wet to mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Fall
Seeds red
Aggregate of follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Magnolia grandiflora   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia grandiflora   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-02-002:
Magnolia grandiflora   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay