Also called bull bay.

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

Native to 🇺🇸 USA Southeast.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

🏛🌳︎ State tree of Mississippi.  🏛 State flower of Louisiana and Mississippi.  And gave the nickname "The Magnolia State" to Mississippi.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora

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