with terminal buds=
smooth  or
silky  or
wooly and matted :

Terminal buds=silky

bark=smooth and gray
saucer magnolia  Magnolia × soulangeana

bark=furrowed and dark gray-brown
cucumber magnolia  Magnolia acuminata

Learn more about magnolia genus Magnolia (Magnolia spp.)

Part of magnolia / 🌷︎ tulip tree  family Magnoliaceae.

🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   State flower of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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