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 by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors), 🌎︎ 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)

Learn more about southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora

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