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Magnolia

Magnolia spp.

Plant Data

Order:
Magnoliales
Family:
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Saucer-shaped, usually white but also pink, purple and sometimes yellow. 6 to 12 petals, 3 sepals.
Fruit:
Woody, red and cone-shaped, 3 or 4 inches in length. The seeds are arranged spirally. The fruits can easily be mistaken for pine cones. Ripens in August or September.
Leaves:
An evergreen or deciduous tree or shrub, depending on the species. Broad, flat, simple leaves, untoothed.
Maximum Size:
20 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The petals of the flower can be pickled and used in salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Fragrant flowers.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland.