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Illinois's Native Magnolias

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From: Karren Wcisel
Naperville, IL
Which magnolias are native to Northern Illinois. I know cucumber tree but are there others

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Greetings Karren:

Cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata) is Illinois's only true native magnolia. Yellow-poplar is in the same family, Magnoliaceae; however, it is not technically a magnolia -- yellow-poplar's binomial is Liriodendron tulipifera.

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