maorlando (Angela)

maorlando (Angela)

Posted on 08/09/2013


Photo taken on May 31, 2013


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Southern Magnolia in Bloom

Southern Magnolia in Bloom
Southern Magnolia, whose widespread family (Magnoliaceae) is named for early Dutch botanist Peter Magnol. The sweet-smelling saucer-shaped blossom of Southern Magnolia is among the largest flowers native to North America, reaching 12" or more in breadth--hence its technical name of Magnolia grandiflora. The bloom forms inside a pepper-shaped bud that opens to form 9 to 14 petals that are fleshy and creamy white. These gradually unfold to reveal an unusual structure that at first glance looks like a pineapple. Southern Magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana (whose state tree is Bald Cypress) and Mississippi (for which the magnolia serves double duty). For many people, magnolias mean the South in the USA. So emblematic of the South is the magnolia that the flower refers to all southern women in the title of the 1989 movie Steel Magnolias, starring Dolly Parton (another Southern icon) and Julia Roberts.

Read more: Meaning of a Magnolia Flower | Garden Guides www.gardenguides.com/82218-meaning-magnolia-flower.html#ixzz2bkoAHFs6

turtlemom4bacon, Jose Luis Sánchez Nielfa, Jack Renwall, Bjarne Stokke and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A lovely magnolia beautifully captured in nice light... I thought of you and a yellow rose Texas rose today... Happy Birthday Angela!
4 years ago.
Aldo36
Aldo36
Hope you had a lovely day

Beautiful image

Regards

Al

xx
4 years ago.
Gary Burke
Gary Burke
Beautiful Magnolia bloom......and very nicely captured, Angela.
Good to see you here! Isn't it your birthday today or was it yesterday??

Happy.....Happy....Birthday to our dear Texas Rose : )

~Hugs~
4 years ago.
Jose Luis Sánchez Nielfa
Jose Luis Sánchez Ni…
Preciosa la magnolia, sus frutos en forma de piñas también son muy llamativas con las semillas rojas. Bonita imagen.
3 years ago.
turtlemom4bacon
turtlemom4bacon
They have such a lovely scent as well as being beautiful flowers, Angela!
3 years ago.