Magnolia stellata (Siebold & Zucc.) Maxim.

Star Magnolia


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Family - Magnoliaceae

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Magnolia_stellata_bud.jpg Flower bud prior to anthesis.

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Magnolia_stellata_stamens.jpg Stamens close-up.

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Flowering - March - April.

Habitat - Cultivated.

Origin - Native to Japan.

Other info. - This striking cultivated plant from Japan was first brought to the U.S. around 1860. Since that time at least 8 cultivars have been produced. The plant is commonly cultivated throughout Missouri in lawns and business landscapes. This species can grow to about 6m tall and can be trained as a tree or a shrub. The big white flowers appear before the leaves and last for about a week or two.
The Japanese word for the plant is Side_kobusi.

Photographs taken in King, NC., 3-22-03.