Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles.

Southern Magnolia Tree -- I want to plant these trees everywhere! So far I have one, little one.

Magnolia : Photos: 50 State Flowers, Do You Know What Yours Is? : Condé Nast Traveler

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Magnolia Town - Fairy Tail Wiki, the site for Hiro Mashima's manga and anime series, Fairy Tail.

Magnolia Town

The new Fairy Tail Guild Building. Seeing this makes me smile every time

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY-MAGNOLIAS AND IRISES

Magnolias and Irises, detail, stained glass window, Tiffany Studios, Metropolitan Museum

One of my very favorite trees on the planet is the purple flowering magnolia.  Mine is not going very well, but I keep it in the ground in the hope that one day, life will come and I will be rewarded for my patience!  Please God, let my little Magnolia grow and grow and flower in all her majesty?

The Complete Guide to Magnolia Trees.

Grown either as a multi-stemmed large shrub or a small tree, Magnolia x soulangeana is considered by many to be one of the very best hardy, flowering specimen plants.

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Pollen on a miner bee. Miner bees (or chimney bees) are one of many familiar black and yellow summertime bees often mistaken for bumble bees. They are garden pollinators and serve an increasingly important role as honey bee populations decline.

https://flic.kr/p/dTgzzB | Southern Magnolia flower - Magnolia grandiflora - 20130112 | Magnolias - always full of contradictions. Southern Magnolias are an evergreen, in contrast to the other common magnolias in Canberra - Saucer Magnolias - with their white, pink and purple flowers. The huge white Southern Magnolia flowers (20 cm or so in diameter) bloom one-by-one, rather than the mass flowering of Saucer Magnolias. These white flowers, although looking robust and fit to last for month...

https://flic.kr/p/dTgzzB | Southern Magnolia flower - Magnolia grandiflora - 20130112 | Magnolias - always full of contradictions. Southern Magnolias are an evergreen, in contrast to the other common magnolias in Canberra - Saucer Magnolias - with their white, pink and purple flowers. The huge white Southern Magnolia flowers (20 cm or so in diameter) bloom one-by-one, rather than the mass flowering of Saucer Magnolias. These white flowers, although looking robust and fit to last for month...

Steel Magnolias - one of my favorite movies. "My colors are blush and bashful. Two very different shades of pink!."  (shout out to all my fellow Phi Mus)

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Steel Magnolias - 1989 ✯Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Shirley McLaine, Darrl Hannah, Dolly Parton and Olympia Dukakis

https://flic.kr/p/bPaoJ | Magnolia soulangeana

Magnolia soulangeana - Chinese magnolia at the Garden of Ninfa in Cisterna di Latina, central Italy

Banana Shrub (magnolia figo): Magnolia figo (also called banana shrub, port wine magnolia, Michelia figo) is an evergreen tree growing to 3–4 m(1m = 3feet 4m = 12Ft) tall. It is native to China.  Initially described as by Portuguese missionary and naturalist João de Loureiro as Liriodendron figo, it was reclassified as Michelia figo by German botanist Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel. In 2006, a cladistic analysis of the genus Michelia found them to lie within the genus Magnolia, with the name…

Banana Shrub (magnolia figo): Magnolia figo (also called banana shrub, port wine magnolia, Michelia figo) is an evergreen tree growing to 3–4 m(1m = 3feet 4m = 12Ft) tall. It is native to China. Initially described as by Portuguese missionary and naturalist João de Loureiro as Liriodendron figo, it was reclassified as Michelia figo by German botanist Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel. In 2006, a cladistic analysis of the genus Michelia found them to lie within the genus Magnolia, with the name…

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