This weekend, I visited the San Francisco Botanical Garden to see the gorgeous magnolias in bloom.
Magnolia loebneri, a hybrid of magnolia stellata (further below) and a Japanese magnolia.
I love the sort of stripes on the Magnolia soulangeana petals. Like a natural ombre! The common name is saucer magnolia. It's also a hybrid.
Sprenger's magnolia, a native of China. This was spectactular.
The petals are huge!
Magnolia stellata, the star magnolia, native to Japan.
Zen magnolia, native to China. These smell amazing!
Magnolia dawsonia, from Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China.