Magnoliaceae. A large tree with unusual dark glossy green leaves up to 15cm (6in) long that look as though the tips have been cut off with a sharp pair of scissors. In summer, mature trees bear tulip-shaped pale green flowers which are inconspicuous from a distance but on closer inspection reveal long yellow stamens nestling within a cup of pale green petals with darker green veining and orange banding.
Ht. To 35m. Eastern N.A. *** T