Magnolia virginiana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyMagnoliaceae
Family (Traditional)Magnoliaceae
GenusMagnolia
Species:Magnolia virginiana L.
Common NameSweetbay
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Persistance: Tardily Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Rank: spiral; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Multiple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Follicle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 13+; Placentation Type: Marginal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+; Tepal Number: 13+
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Jefferson (KY), Madison (KY), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), McMinn (TN), McNairy (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MEM, SWMT, UOS, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 2007

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100540069 Madison Kentucky 18 Jul 1965 B. S. Blakenship
EKY
Magnolia virginiana
31234100540077 Madison Kentucky 07 May 1968 Ronald Bates
EKY
Magnolia virginiana
BEREA016575 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Magnolia virginiana
BEREA016576 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Magnolia virginiana
31973000016153 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101979 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101980 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101987 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101984 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101985 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101978 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101977 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
UCHT012727 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Magnolia virginiana
HTTU029491 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Magnolia virginiana
UCHT031518 Sevier Tennessee
UCHT
Magnolia virginiana
31234100540051 Madison Kentucky 15 Jun 1973 J. Stuart Lassetter
1976
EKY
Magnolia virginiana
BEREA016582 McMinn Tennessee
BEREA
Magnolia virginiana
BEREA016579 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Magnolia virginiana
BEREA016577 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Magnolia virginiana
BEREA016578 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101983 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101976 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101981 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101986 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101989 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101982 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
TENN-V-0101988 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Magnolia virginiana
APSC0009979 McNairy Tennessee 08 Jul 1988 Milo Guthrie
2044
APSC
Magnolia virginiana
APSC0081595 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Magnolia virginiana
APSC0077603 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Magnolia virginiana
UCHT031522 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Magnolia virginiana
UOS03792 Franklin Tennessee Edmund Rhett
UOS
Magnolia virginiana
APSC0009983 McNairy Tennessee 05 Jul 2007 David and Brenda Webb
6654
APSC
Magnolia virginiana
APSC0098136 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Magnolia virginiana
UCHT031521 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Magnolia virginiana
UCHT031519 Tennessee
UCHT
Magnolia virginiana
SWMT05025 Shelby Tennessee K. Clark
SWMT
Magnolia virginiana
MEM017280 McNairy Tennessee Vernon Bates
MEM
Magnolia virginiana
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Magnolia virginiana - Dwayne Estes
Magnolia virginiana - Dwayne Estes
Magnolia virginiana - Dwayne Estes
Magnolia virginiana - Dwayne Estes
Magnolia virginiana - Milo Pyne
Magnolia virginiana - Milo Pyne
Magnolia virginiana - Milo Pyne
Magnolia virginiana - Milo Pyne
Magnolia virginiana - Theo Witsell
Magnolia virginiana - Theo Witsell
Magnolia virginiana - Theo Witsell
Magnolia virginiana - Theo Witsell