Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Magnolia grandiflora Linnaeus. Subgenus: Magnolia. Section: Magnolia. Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay. Phen: Apr-Jun; Sep-Oct. Hab: Maritime forests, mesic Coastal Plain bluffs and flats, bottomlands, now also widely naturalized, spreading from cultivation into wet to mesic (and even dry) forests. Dist: The pre-Columbian range was apparently from se. NC south to c. peninsular FL, west to e. TX, largely on the Coastal Plain, now somewhat expanded northward and inland by naturalization from centuries of horticultural planting and spread by birds to nearby forests.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ar, C, Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, Frodin & Govaerts (1996), Sima & Lu (2012), Tobe (1998)

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