Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading South Carolina's Native Magnolias by Richard B. Figlar.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Learn more about Magnolia from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales
Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay
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February Greenville County SC
Buds have brown hairs, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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June Greenville County SC
Flowers 7-8" across on stout hairy stalks, very fragrant, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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Note brown pubescence on young twigs, buds, petioles, and leaf undersides. Clemson Extension
COMPARE leaves of Magnolia species
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Seeds bright red, each suspended from follicle by a slender elastic thread, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
COMPARE fruits that are an aggregate of follicles
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October Greenville County SC
Fruit a pubescent, cone-like aggregate of follicles, rosy red at maturity, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.