Monday, July 13, 2009

Wetland Plant of the Week #25

Magnolia virginiana Sweet Bay

Sweet bay is a medium sized Obligate evergreen with alternating leaves. The undersides of the leaves display a white pubescence. Bisexual, showy white flowers are fragrant and appear in the spring. Magnolia love saturated soils but will not tolerate inundation over extended periods.

This one photographed near Big Shoals State Park .

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