Magnolia, the ancient flower

Magnolia is among the flowers I’ve admired.

The tree is tall and sturdy. Its flowers are large (bigger than my palm) and produced singly at or near the tips of branches. It has a subtly sweet and relaxing aroma which becomes noticeable when one tree has an abundance of flowers.

The Magnolia family is thought by many botanists to be the most primitive of the flowering plant families (source:

QOTD: What’s your favorite flower?