All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Umbrella Magnolia - side view</strong>
<em>Magnolia tripetala</em><br>
In autumn the fruit-bearing cones and fruits of these magnolias turn a brilliant pink to attract birds. Frasier Magnolia trees also have huge leaves, the difference being ...
Umbrella Magnolia - side view
Magnolia tripetala

In autumn the fruit-bearing cones and fruits of these magnolias turn a brilliant pink to attract birds. Frasier Magnolia trees also have huge leaves, the difference being that the bases have 2 lobes ("ears"); Umbrella Magnolias don't have the lobes. I think of the TV character "Frasier" having ears to help me remember the difference! It may be silly, but it helps!

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