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Mesmerizing, Majestic Magnolias; The Louisiana State Flower
I have a beautiful magnolia tree in my front yard so I'm especially attached to the Louisiana state flower. In case you haven't guessed it yet, the Louisiana state flower is the magnificent magnolia. The flowers that bloom on a magnolia tree are beautiful, large, creamy white and richly scented. Even as the petals fall, there is beauty to behold. Watching magnolia flowers fall from a tree is like watching snow dance across the yard in the middle of June. There is very little to dislike about magnolias, so it's easy to see why Louisiana legislators would choose the magnolia as their state flower.
Like most state flowers, the magnolia is not one that you will find in arrangements from a local flower shop. Instead, these are beautiful flowers that are found on magnolia trees all across the south. It's probably why you hear so many Old South impressions that include the phrase "like a beautiful magnolia" or "my little magnolia." Having never seen the movie, I can't tie Steel Magnolias into my southern theme but it says a lot for the magnolias to be in a movie title! That's one distinctive flower!
Louisianans can be very proud of their state flower. The magnolia is a credit to any yard that the magnolia tree graces. As the flowers begin to bloom a very sweet aroma is released. You can tell it's spring when you step onto your porch and smell a light, airy fragrance laced with sweetness. One look at a magnolia tree in bloom and there is no doubt what kind of tree it is. Magnolias are remarkable and unmistakable. Louisiana florists are not the only ones who get to witness the beauty of magnolia flowers. No, this is a bloom that florists everywhere can enjoy even if it's just a photo. They are that special!