Lily Magnolia - Magnolia liliiflora Magnolia Family (Magnoliaceae)

It is multi-stemmed, spreading, and rounded. This plant is one of the smaller species found in the Magnolia genus. In the spring, goblet or lily-shaped flowers appear and have 6 to 7 tepals that are purplish-red on the outer surface and white on the inside.1

The genus name, Magnolia, is in honor of Pierre Magnol, a French botanist from the 17th century. The specific epithet, liliifora, means flower like a lily.1

This is a large shrub or small tree with spreading goblet or lily-shaped purplish red outer surface flowers with a white interior.1