Magnolia

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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 is its state flower (and state tree). [3] It is also the state flower of Louisiana. [4]

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.mississippi.gov/symbols.jsp - State of Mississippi website - State symbols
  4. http://www.louisiana.gov/Explore/About_Louisiana/ - Louisiana.gov