Only a few Magnolia Trees around the Low Country have flowers on them now. There are so many varieties it’s hard to get a handle on the expected bloom time, but they are winding down in numbers, but not size or presentation.
These ones surely don’t mind the heat and are one of those plants that tolerate, and perhaps thrive, on overnights that stay above 75 F (24 C).
A single bee was attracted to this huge blossom, giving it a thorough inspection.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
July 29, 2022
First and third images edited with DxO FilmPack.