paintng of a Southern Magnolia blossom
Southern Magnolia approved stamp art

The Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree that can reach 100 feet in height. Ordinary seedling trees may take 15 years to blossom and then bear flowers, which can grow up to twelve inches in diameter. The magnolia’s seeds hang from the cone by white silky threads.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection