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magnolia

Chinese medicine
A herb, the buds of which are used for nasal congestion and sinusitis.
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Freddie Drummond did not care for dancing, but Bill Totts never missed the nights at the various dancing clubs, such as The Magnolia, The Western Star, and The Elite; while he won a massive silver cup, standing thirty inches high, for being the best-sustained character at the Butchers and Meat Workers' annual grand masked ball.
Magnolias are probably the most striking flowering shrubs around during April and May - superb for creating a tranquil setting to sit and relax in spring.
In the centre it would be lovely to plant two magnolias.
The beautiful magnolias that we have in our parks and gardens come from an ancient genus.
Even those who profess to be thoroughly modern and avant-garde have been known to succumb to moonlight and magnolias.
This is one of the easiest to grow of all Magnolias.
The revival of Steel Magnolias at New York's Lyceum Theater promises a welcome contrast to current Broadway dramas like Twelve Angry Men.
In fact, geologists believe magnolias are an ancient tree, dating to millions of years ago.
That's why deciduous magnolias are often referred to as the aristocrats of the garden.
There are approximately 80 species of magnolias worldwide, eight of which are native to the eastern United States.
That finding led the team to modify the family tree connecting modern magnolias and the tulip poplar tree.