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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. It is unique because it is pollinated by [[beetle]]s. (The reason for this being either that it was [[intelligent design|designed]] that way or that it evolved before [[bee]]s.) It is used in traditional [[Chinese]] medicine.
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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 is its [[State flowers|state flower]] (and state tree). <ref>http://www.mississippi.gov/symbols.jsp</ref> It is also the state flower of [[Louisiana]]. <ref>http://www.louisiana.gov/Explore/About_Louisiana/</ref>
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[[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/?flash=yes&action=coinDetail&id=29205 - United States Mint</ref>
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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>
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==See also==
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*[[State flowers]]
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*[[Rocky Mountain Columbine|Rocky Mountain Columbine - Colorado State flower]]
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*[[Rose|Rose - New York State flower]]
  
 
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*http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAGR4 - United States Department of Agriculture
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:16, 27 June 2016

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.[1] The magnolia is pollinated by beetles.[2]

Mississippi is known as the "Magnolia State" and the magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) is Mississippi's state flower (and also state tree).[3] The magnolia was officially designated as the State Flower by the 1952 Legislature.[4] Mississippi's State Quarter was issued in 2002 and features a drawing of the magnolia on the obverse.[5]

The magnolia is also the state flower of Louisiana. It was designated the Louisiana state flower in 1900.[6]

See also

References

  1. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/magnoliafaq2.html - The United States National Arboretum
  2. http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/beetles.shtml - U.S. Forest Service
  3. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/statetreeflower.html - United States National Arboretum
  4. http://www.mississippi.gov/symbols.jsp - State of Mississippi website - State symbols
  5. http://www.usmint.gov/historianscorner/?flash=yes&action=coinDetail&id=29205 - United States Mint
  6. http://www.louisiana.gov/Explore/About_Louisiana/ - Louisiana.gov

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