Pink & white Irish Spring

Irish Spring is Pink & white, these two colors dominate in my backyard in April. Especially pink magnolias are my favorite flowers at this time of year in Ireland.

Magnolias Trees are stunning and glamorous. They are named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.

Magnolia is an ancient genus.

Magnolias are believed to be the earliest known flowering plants. Appearing before bees evolved, the flowers are theorized to have evolved to encourage pollination by beetles. To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough. Fossilized specimens of M. acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and fossils of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae date to 95 million years ago.


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