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Starry magnolia


Question: what is this plant?


Dear editor,
could you tell me which plant is that of the photo?
I couldn't find it anywhere and I bet it will be one of the most common ...
Thanking you for your attention, I send you my best regards.
Enrico

Magnolia stellata: Answer: recognize the plants


Dear Enrico,
it is not always easy to recognize the plants we see in the gardens, even only those in the city beds; there are hundreds of plants in cultivation, if we add species and varieties we certainly reach the thousands, only an accustomed and careful eye can recognize flowers, foliage, barks.
In the case you indicated it is in fact a very widespread plant, even if in a quite particular species, especially as regards the flowers: it is a star-shaped Magnolia.
You probably never noticed one because these plants have a beautiful spring bloom, which lasts a few days, and then they return to being common saplings, quite elegant, but not at all showy or strange.
So you will have passed by dozens of starry magnolias, not in bloom, and you won't have noticed anything so beautiful as to strike your gardener's imagination.