Problems? Your computer may refuse to show anything other than an empty box. If so, and you are using Windows 7 as the webmaster does, fixing the problem is most simple. Print the image you will come to here & follow the few instructions. In other browsers I presume that you would follow the same approach i.e. get to the 'Java' program on your computer & fix the security level.

Of course you do need to install 'Java' to be able to see it. Easily done! It installs quickly & it is free. Just click on 'Free Java Download' here.

What a superb image of a magnolia blossom (Magnolia grandiflora). It is the splendid copyrighted image of photographer Steven J. Wolf. Steven, Professor of Botany at California State University Stanislaus, at Turlock, California, invites you to visit his website by clicking  here. Thanks, Steven, yet again!

I did find a most interesting website in my search for data on the magnolia. From this site, I learned that Magnolia grandiflora is native to the U.S. southeast & can grow as tall as 90 feet; further that the blossoms grow to 8 to 12 inches across & are delightfully fragrant. The magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana & the state tree of Mississippi. There was one tree growing, in 2000/1 I understand, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was 99 feet tall, 71 feet across, & had a trunk 18 feet in circumference! I say 'was' not because I know what happened to that tree, but many very old trees were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

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