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DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora

— Bartram Garden —

 
 
Southern Magnolia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 25, 2021
1. Southern Magnolia Marker
Inscription.  
"The Laurel Magnolia, which grows on this river are the most beautiful and tall… The flowers are… in the center of a coronet of dark green, shining, ovate pointed entire leaves: they are large, perfectly white, and expanded like a full blown Rose… The flowers of this tree are the largest, and most compleat of any yet known: when fully expanded, they are of six, eight and nine inches diameter. The pericarpium and berries possess an agreeable spicy scent, and an aromatic bitter taste."
William Bartram, Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicExplorationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list.
 
Location. 29° 0.024′ N, 81° 21.352′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Kalua Way just north of Alhambra Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the Bartram
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Gardens Trail at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2636 Alhambra Avenue, Deland FL 32720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Cedar (a few steps from this marker); Who was William Bartram? (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartram Gardens & Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartram in Volusia County (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartram's Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartram's Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartram's Fish (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bartram Gardens & Trail
 
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1. Magnolia grandiflora. Native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia to central Florida, and west to East Texas. Reaching 90 ft. in height, it is a large, striking evergreen tree, with large dark green leaves up to 7¾ in. long and 4¾ in. wide, and large, white, fragrant flowers up to 12 in. diameter. (Submitted on October 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida
Southern Magnolia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 25, 2021
2. Southern Magnolia Marker
(Southern Magnolia tree is located directly behind marker.)
. Electronic Edition. Bartram, William, 1739-1823 (Submitted on October 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Southern Magnolia Flower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2013
3. Southern Magnolia Flower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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