Here are a few facts about Magnolias.
Ah, the Magnolia tree. There are four native Magnolia species in Ohio. In the late Spring, you can’t miss the huge off-white flowers and the dark green leaves. Enjoy nature while sitting under one of these magnificent trees enjoy a lemonade or a mint julep. Here are a few facts about Magnolias.
Some interesting facts about Magnolias…
- There are 26 places in the United States called Magnolia.
- Magnolia, Arkansas is the county seat of Columbia County. Growing on the Columbia County courthouse square are, of course, many Magnolia trees.
- The Magnolia Blossom Festival happens every May (except for 2020 due to COVID-19) where you can enjoy everything there is about the trees, learn more facts about Magnolias and eat at the World Championship Steak Cook-Off.
- Only two Hollywood films have “Magnolia” in the title. The local favorite Steel Magnolias (1989) and Magnolia (1999)
- Scientists believe that Magnolia trees have been around since before the time of bees. Fossils date back over 20 million years.
- Did you know you could eat the petals of a Magnolia flower? There are recipes like this one out there for pickled Magnolia flowers.
- Magnolia grandiflora is the predominant Magnolia tree in the southeast United States.
- Mississippi claims the Magnolia as its state tree and its state flower.
- Check out the Magnolia on Mississippi’s state quarter coin. It came out as part of the 50 State Quarter Program in 2002.
- Since 1894, The Magnolia Bowl takes place every college football season between the LSU Tigers and Ole Miss. LSU leads the series 63-40-4.
- According to Wikipedia, 210 flowering plant species exists under the Magnolia family.
- The tree is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers!
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