Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC, SC)

Look for it in mesic forests, primarily over limestone, other calcareous sedimentary rocks (calcareous shales, sandstones, etc) or mafic rocks (east of the Blue Ridge), mesic hammocks in Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, crowded at branch tips & appearing whorled ("umbrella-like")

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia macrophylla   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-02-003:
Magnolia macrophylla   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigleaf Magnolia, Large-leaved Magnolia, Umbrella Tree