Magnolia blossom is the State flower of Louisiana. It is commonly known Southern magnolia also called evergreen magnolia, bull-bay, big-laurel, or large-flower magnolia, which is comes from the Magnoliaaceae family. Magnolia is the genus, and M. grandiflora is the species of. Magnolia is the genus, which sub-genus’s are Magnolia,Yulania, and Gynopodium and M. grandiflora is the species of the Louisiana state flower. Scientific name of the Magnolia is Magnolia grandiflora.
The Louisiana state flower Magnolia grandiflora is native to the southeastern United States, from coastal North Carolina to central Florida, and west to East Texas and Oklahoma. It is widespread to the lowland subtropical forests on the Gulf and south Atlantic coastal plain. The Magnolia grandiflora has also been cultivated in the heater regions of the United States, on the East Coast, some of specimens can be found in the coastal areas of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island, NY, it is more widely cultivated in Delaware, the Chesapeake Bay region in Maryland, and eastern Virginia. At present, magnolia grandiflora is widely cultivated in warmer areas around the world. Louisiana is a country of rainforests rolling hills and also the land of Magnolia or Magnolia grandiflora, which is the state flower of Louisiana.
The Magnolia grandiflora is the most popular flowers in Louisiana for its excellent beauty, sweet fragrant and abundance. That is the reason, July 12, 1900, Louisiana by legislative action, designated the magnolia [Magnolia foetida or Magnolia grandiflora] as the state flower of Louisiana. It is not only the state flower of Louisiana also the official state flower of Mississippi and the national flower of North Korea.
State Flower Louisiana Facts:
- Common Name: Southern magnolia also called evergreen magnolia, bull-bay, big-laurel, or large-flower magnolia
- Family: Magnoliaceae
- Genus: Magnolia
- Species: M. grandiflora.
- Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora.
- Found in: native to the southeastern United States, from coastal North Carolina to central Florida, and west to East Texas and Oklahoma. It is widespread to the lowland subtropical forests on the Gulf and south Atlantic coastal plain
- Color: pure white, greenish white and occasionally pink white.
- Number of petals: 6-12
- Number of Sepals: 3
- Time of blooming: may to June, for 6 weeks.
- Purpose: Ornamental, Aromatherapy
- Symbolism: Nobility, perseverance, dignity and a love of nature, youth and innocence together with joy, purity and perfection, health and good fortune.
The Louisiana’s state flower Magnolia grows well in sandy soil which is half in shade (morning in sunlight and rest of the day under the shad) and contains a enormous arrangement of nourishment with a sensible amount of moisture. It also need clayey loam mixed with some aggravate. Trees of Magnolia a flowering plant that has been grows up to 5 meters in height and spread up to 4 meters. Its stems are smooth with gray-brown or gray-white in colors. The leave of the Magnolia plants are ovoid or oval in shape which are alternatively arranged. The dark green leaves are smooth and its lower part is whitish green those have light-brown fiber; There are 6 to 13 pairs of veins in each leaf, for the sometimes the lower part of the leaf being bulbous.
The Louisiana’s state flower Magnolia grandiflora or Magnolia blooming on the branch tips with cup-shaped sweetly fragrant white flowers. Usually the flowers are hang down, or faces horizontally rather than being held evidently upright. It has 6-12 petals which are surrounded the stamens cluster. At the end of the blooming the flower developed a bright pink seedpod. It is mostly found in only one color and that is white. The roots of the Magnolia trees can be easily damage for their fleshy forms, which requires regularly watering by reasonable quantity of water and that will be the good way for having well growth and healthy flower.
The people of Louisiana give very much importance to the greeting exchange. So they never miss the opportunity to greet their relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbor on the eve, occasion and festival, like as birth day, marriage day, other anniversary, New years day and Christmas day etc. with a bunch of Multi Colored Roses, Potted Roses In Tin Container, Pastel Long Stem Roses, Bunch of Wow Roses, Sunflowers, Mini Carnations, Gerbera Daisies, Snapdragons, Miniature Rose, Cyclamen and Mums flowers.
To sum up, The State flower of Louisiana, Magnolia grandiflora or Magnolia symbolizes the Nobility, perseverance, dignity and a love of nature, youth and innocence together with joy, purity and perfection, health and good fortune for Louisiana and the state spirit, pride and identity of Louisiana.