Sunday, December 3, 2023

Magnolia Flower

Mississippi is known as the Magnolia State.  The species is named for French botanist, Pierre Magnol.  The Magnolia is an ancient species– 20 million year-old fossils have been discovered.  They’re durable, too.  President Andrew Jackson transplanted a magnolia on the White House grounds in honor of his wife.  It is still thriving.
Excerpted by permission of The Nautilus Publishing Company from 501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi
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