Tag: magnolia

The Big Red Seed

The audacity of the red seeds stopped me, and I couldn’t take another step.   How could a seed be THAT red?  Solid, bright fire engine red.  Pure unadulterated red if there is such a thing.  Few plants have both an incredible flower and an… Continue Reading “The Big Red Seed”

Magnolia – Ancient Crone of Flowers

The magnolia flower is OLD.  I mean really OLD.  She is thought to be one of the “most primitive” of the flowering plant families, with fossilized specimens around 95 MILLION years old, and origins likely 140 million to 250 million years ago.  These flowers… Continue Reading “Magnolia – Ancient Crone of Flowers”