Category: Nature Photography
Posted: April 14, 2019



Royal Star Magnolia

Magnificent Magnolia

by Stringbean

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A Macro shot of the Star Magnolia was taken in the late afternoon in Illinois Garden using natural light and flash.


Magnolia stellata, commonly called star magnolia, is native to Japan. It is a small deciduous tree that typically grows 15-20? tall with a spreading, rounded crown. It is also often grown as a large oval to rounded shrub. It is noted for its compact size and late winter to early spring bloom of star-shaped white flowers. Each flower typically has 12-18 narrow strap-like tepals.
Magnolia stellata is synonymous with Magnolia kobus var. stellata.


Genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).


Specific epithet is in reference to the star-like shape of the flower.


Royal Star is a popular cultivar that has slightly larger and showier flowers than the species. Fragrant white flowers (3-4 diameter), each with 25-30 tepals.


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Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Some Light Room Adjustments Raw Image, Photo Shop (expanded image,
remove partial flower, moved object) Topaz Impressions (impressions & texture slightly added to background) Macro Image




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