This is a close-up photograph of Magnolia Stellata blossoms in the spring, so lovely and graceful. The beautiful curves of this particular flower's petals are enchanting.
The magnolia stellata, also called the star magnolia, has star shaped flowers with at least 12 think, delicate tepals (petal-like). It is slightly fragrant.
There are about 210 flowering plant species in the genus, Magnolia. It is an ancient genus, appearing before bees did. The plant evolved to encourage more pollination. Fossils of the Magnolia acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago. Other plants belong to Magnoliaceae have been dated to 90 million years ago.
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Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an inspiration to create something new, by incorporating other expos...