Star Magnolia : Introduction

Star Magnolia- close up

Star Magnolia Bloom. Finetooth (2007)


           The star magnolia, or Magnolia Stellata, is known for its stunning beauty. The common name star magnolia comes from the often white, star like blooms that make this tree so well known.

           The star magnolia is often not the first image that pops into someone’s mind when they read magnolia. Instead they think of the southern magnolia. Below we will discuss the star magnolia, how it differs from the southern magnolia as well as the cultural significance of the star magnolia to those that live around them.

            The star magnolia is a tree that rarely goes unnoticed and greatly affects all the people that are surrounded by it. Even on the University of Vermont campus the star magnolia has a strong felt presence.