Plant Identification Database:
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia)
Order: Magnoliales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Magnoliaceae: LV: alternate, simple, o. evergreen, stipulate; FL: u. solitary, large, u. perfect, stamens numerous, ovary superior; FR: ST: tree/shrub; EC: o. subtropical/tropical
Alternate, o. evergreen, stipulate Whole u. solitary large u. perfect, S: numerous, O: superior tree/shrub o. subtropical/tropical Magnoliaceae: LV: alternate, simple, o. evergreen, stipulate; FL: u. solitary, large, u. perfect, stamens numerous, ovary superior; FR: ST: tree/shrub; EC: o. subtropical/tropical
Yellow-poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron Alternate, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length); Stipules, Deciduous, Leaf scars round Lobed, Orbicular Entire A: Emarginate; B: Truncate >6", Glabrous, Reticulate (branching) venation 6 parts Yellow; Green Solitary >1", Spring Samara; Head Brown Tree, >100', Erect Furrowed; Lenticels; Ringed, Brown; Gray B: Valvate, red/brown, glaucous Mom & Dad's Yellow-poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
Southern sweet bay Magnolia virginiana Magnolia Alternate, Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length), Leaf scars U- or V-shaped Whole, Elliptical Entire A: Rounded; B: Acute >1", Coriaceous (leathery), White beneath 7 or more parts, P: Imbricate White Solitary, Axillary >1", Spring; Summer Head Red >1" Tree; Shrub, >6' Knees, swollen at base; Pubescent B: Tomentose, white Wetland; Forest LA Southern sweet bay Magnolia virginiana Laurel magnolia
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION