Bok Tower

Southern Magnolia

Picture taken by: Marie Granados
GPS points taken by: Marie Granados
Location: Pine Ridge Nature Preserve at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Elevation: 219Ft
Latitude: N27.93991
Longitude: W81.57761

Scientific Name: Magnolia Grandilflora L. AKA Southern Magnolia, Bullbay

The Southern Magnolia is a medium sized attractive evergreen tree with beautiful smooth bark. It's flower petals are large, white to cream colored. The fruit is a bright red berry and has dark shiny green, leathery leaves. The Southern Magnolia is found throughout Northern Florida to Highlands and Desoto counties along the western peninsula.

The Southern Magnolia is also found in Osceola and Brevard counties in the eastern part of the state. It typically grows in the upland forests, woodlands and hammocks.

Article written by: Jamahl Powell

 

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