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Search Term(s): Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana   (1 record found)

Magnolia Family
Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana  (Northern sweetbay magnolia)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Magnolia: named for Pierre Magnol; virginiana: of or from Virginia (U.S.)
Life Form
Perennial Tree
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☐ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Tidal and non-tidal fresh water swamps, and wet to moist upland woods
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Host plant for Pterourus glaucus (Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly); flowers are an important pollen and nectar source for bees, and seeds are eaten by small mammals, song birds, turkey and quail.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Additional Info
Variety australis is primarily of the southeastern Coastal Plain, from South Carolina to Florida, west to Texas.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Atlantic White Cedar Non-tidal Wetlands (Swamp)
Beach and Dune Habitats (Interdunal Wetlands, herbaceous, shrub, forested)
Black Ash Seepage Swamp
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Coastal Plain)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
Freshwater Shrub Tidal Wetlands
Freshwater Forested Tidal Wetlands
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Coastal Plain)
Peat Wetlands (Acidic Fens)
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
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