Thursday, 10 April 2014

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 69 - MAGNOLIA SEEDS

Magnolia × soulangeana (saucer magnolia) is a hybrid plant in the genus Magnolia and family Magnoliaceae. It is a deciduous tree with large, early-blooming flowers in various shades of white, pink, and purple. It is one of the most commonly used magnolias in horticulture, being widely planted in the British Isles, especially in the south of England; Australia, South Africa and in the United States, especially the east and west coasts.

The first photo below was taken several months ago in Spring and shows off the abundant flowers of this magnificent tree. Now in Autumn, in the next three photos show that seed has set, the pink seed pods and bright red seeds looking quite striking as well!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.




3 comments:

  1. Interesting details... never knew before about! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow, had never seen their seeds before!

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