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[[Image:Magnolia.jpg|thumb|right|200px|One of many types of magnolia]]
A '''magnolia''' is a type of white or pink [[flower]] with large and plentiful petals.
TThere are about 80 different species of magnolia that are native to the eastern United States and southeastern Asia. <ref>http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/magnoliafaq2.html - The United States National Arboretum</ref> The magnolia is pollinated by [[beetle]]s. <ref>http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/beetles.shtml - U.S. Forest Service</ref>
[[Mississippi]] is known as the "Magnolia State" and the magnolia is its [[State flowers|state flower]] (and state tree). <ref>http://www.mississippi.gov/symbols.jsp - State of Mississippi website - State symbols</ref> It is also the state flower of [[Louisiana]]. <ref>http://www.louisiana.gov/Explore/About_Louisiana/ - Louisiana.gov</ref>