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[[Image:Magnolia.jpg|thumb|right|200px|One of many types of magnolia]]
A '''magnolia''' is a type of an evergreen plant with a very fragrant [[flower]]. There 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 ''(magnolia grandiflora)'' is Mississippi's [[State flowers|state flower]] (and also state tree). <ref>http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/statetreeflower.html - United States National Arboretum</ref> The magnolia was officially designated as the State Flower by the 1952 Legislature. <ref>http://www.mississippi.gov/symbols.jsp - State of Mississippi website - State symbols</ref> Mississippi's State Quarter was issued in 2002 and features a drawing of the magnolia on the obverse. <ref>http://www.usmint.gov/historianscorner/images/missStquarCir_rev.jpg ?flash=yes&action=coinDetail&id=29205 - United States Mint</ref>
The magnolia is also the state flower of [[Louisiana]]. It was designated the Louisiana state flower in 1900. <ref>http://www.louisiana.gov/Explore/About_Louisiana/ - Louisiana.gov</ref>
==See also==
*[[state flowers|State flowers]]
*[[Rocky Mountain Columbine|Rocky Mountain Columbine - Colorado State flower]]
*[[Rose|Rose - New York State flower]]
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==External Linkslinks==
*http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAGR4 - United States Department of Agriculture
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