Small magnolia tree or white bay, Magnolia glauca
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Flower, leaf and cone of the small magnolia tree or white bay, Magnolia glauca. Handcolored stipple engraving from a botanical illustration by Pierre Joseph Redoute, engraved on copper by Gabriel, from Francois Andre Michaux's North American Sylva Philadelphia, 1857. French botanist Michaux (1770-1855) explored America and Canada in 1785 cataloging its native trees.