Wednesday, August 01, 2007

One of my favourite trees in our garden is the magnolia. It bursts into flower at this time of the year.
Pierre Magnol (1638-1715) was a doctor and botanist who was one of the innovators of the current botanical scheme of classification. He became Professor of Botany at the Royal Garden of Montpellier.
The genus Magnolia is named after him.

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