Also called bull bay.

Part of magnolia  genus Magnolia (whose flower is the state flower of Louisiana and Mississippi) in magnolia / 🌷︎ tulip tree  family Magnoliaceae.

Native to southeastern 🇺🇸 USA.   🌎︎ Map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file   🌳︎ State tree of Mississippi.  State flower of Louisiana and Mississippi.  And gave the nickname "Magnolia State" to Mississippi.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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