Sunday, April 21, 2013
Southern Magnolia blossom.
You always know when you're in the South when you spot Magnolia trees. Magnolias are one of the most fragrant flowers and they're fragrance can be smelled all over the yard. Even the bark of their trees are fragrant. They were named after the French botanist, Pierre Magnol.
The Magnolia is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana.
Magnolias are ancient flowers, so ancient that fossils have been found dating to 20 million years ago--before the arrival of bees.