The Magnolia grandiflora are blooming here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles again. This scene caught my eye on a recent walk through the neighborhood.

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia Grandiflora

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From Wikipedia…

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large striking evergreen tree with large dark green leaves and large white fragrant flowers. Widely cultivated around the world, over a hundred cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer. —

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