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Magnolias in bloom

This is a discussion on Magnolias in bloom within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Took these pics this morning at my college campus. I believe these are the some ...

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    Default Magnolias in bloom

    Took these pics this morning at my college campus.
    I believe these are the some of the simplist flowers out there, but still pretty.


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    Mags are gorgeous harbingers of spring!

    I had a huge one at my own house, and tried several ballerina mags, but was planting on ledge and not enough to support the roots, alas!

    Thanks for the pics, Tindo! Spring finally seems to be here as well!

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    it's such a nice feeling when you see plants give their messages of the changing seasons... esp spring when I look forward to the warmer weather!

    oh and lovely and neat looking campus... school grounds are so much prettier without all those rabid students

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    here is a pic of those blooms up close. I decided to use this pic as my desktop background.
    I think I just correctly remembered the name of this magnolia, Magnolia accuminata though I'm not 100% sure.




    Here is another Magnolia on campus. At least I hope its a Magnolia


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    The second one looks like Magnolia stellata

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    Yup thats it! You are right. I once new all the names of all the woody and flowering plants on campus, (I was taking a Higher Plants course). So the name stellata definetely rings a bell.

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    Is the common name a ballerina mag? There are two mags quite similar. One's the ballerina, and I don't recall the other. Lovely flowers, a bit earlier than the usual one.

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    lol, tindo.... the only reason I know this is because I'm doing Hort at school at the moment and this was one of the plants I had to identify during last mondays exam... now I'm just glad all this learning is actually useful

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    I hope you did well on you exam. I remember my Higher Plants practical. I had to know family, genus, and species name of over 100 plants, on sight! I loved it!!!!

    Piper, I just looked up the key to woody plants book, and they don't call any of the magnolias around here ballerina. Maybe its too common, so I dont know.
    While I was at it, I figured out that the one I call M. acuminata is in fact M. virginiana, Sweetbay Magnolia . Its been a long time since I took Higher Plants.

    Also I can't find M. stellata in my book, I bet its imported for gardens.

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    Those are nice mature trees. Great to have them on your campus too. I used to live/go to school up north. Now I'm close to the Gulf Coast and have an entire line of Southern Magnolias across my back yard and several other varieties as well. (As a transplanted Yankee I get carried away with some of the tropicals . ) Here are some from my yard.
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