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Two months ago, the Southern Magnolias (Magnolia Grandiflora) in our yard were blooming and I posted a photo of a flower much like the one below.

Southern Magnolia flower.

The flowers have now matured, losing all their curvaceous petals, and have become fruit.

Southern Magnolia fruit.

The fruit is still immature, with seeds embedded inside. When ripe it will split apart, revealing seeds that birds love to eat. I will try to photograph a ripe fruit when the time comes.

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