Magnolia tripetala (L.) L. - Umbrella Magnolia
Family - Magnoliaceae
Adaxial leaf surface.
Abaxial leaf surface.
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Wooded ravines, wooded slopes.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive small tree can be found mainly in east-central Alabama. The plant can be identified by its leaves - which are clustered at the apices of the stems and appeared whorled. The leaf tissue also tapers to the base of the leaf. The petals of the flowers are long, thin, and white.
Photographs taken at Coon Creek Preserve, Tallapoosa County, AL., 4-29-06.