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Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum
Entry 9 of 14
This is a contributing entry for Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
This iconic southern tree has large, lustrous dark green leaves with a soft, rusty underside. Although an evergreen tree, some leaves are shed each fall. The large, creamy white flowers have a lemony fragrance. Large, woody seed pods support multiple red, bean-shaped seeds are shed in the fall. Fossils have revealed that magnolia plants existed at least 20 million years ago.

  • Terrestrial plant, Flowering plant, Fruit tree, Flower
  • Flower, Plant, Petal, Terrestrial plant