Can you also eat magnolia flowers? What attractions does it have?

- Oct 31, 2018-


Magnolia, alias magnolia, spring flowers, magnolia flowers, Magnoliaceae deciduous trees. Magnolia is one of the most precious gardens in China. It has been cultivated for about 2500 years. It originated in the Yangtze River Valley and was planted in pavilions, terraces, towers and pavilions in ancient times. It is now commonly seen in gardens, factories and mines planted alone, scattered, or on both sides of the road as a walkway tree, also in the north as a potted pile landscape, Mount Lushan, Huangshan, Mount Emei and other places are still wild. In addition, Magnolia is also the city flower of Shanghai, Dongguan, Baoding, Lianyungang, Chaozhou, and China University of Political Science and Law.


Winter buds with large scales. Flowers first leaves open, terminal, large, 12-15 cm in diameter. Perianth 9, bell shaped. Ears are cylindrical, Brown: fruiting, dehiscent after maturity, and reddish. Flowers bloom in March and fruit ripens in 6-7 months. Besides being an ornamental, it also has medicinal value, fresh or dried. Magnolia flower petals edible, thick flesh, with a unique fragrance, the Qing Dynasty "flower mirror" said: "its petals choose to wash clean, sesame oil fried noodles very good, or honey soaked can also be.

Ornamental and garden uses

Magnolia magnolia is a famous early spring flower tree in China with large, white and fragrant flowers. Because it has no leaves when flowering, it is called "Muhua Tree" inherently. Most suitable for planting in front of the hall and decorating atrium. Since the sixth Century ad, it has been planted in the gardens of Chinese Buddhist temples. In Tang Dynasty, its flowers were regarded as a symbol of purity and planted in the garden of emperor's palace. The traditional folk house planting emphasizes "Yutangchun rich and noble", which means good luck, wealth and power.

The so-called jade, namely magnolia, Begonia, Begonia, spring is the Spring Festival, the rich is peony, Gui Gui osmanthus. When the Magnolia blossoms bloom, there is praise for "bright and clean, snow and ice." If planted in front of memorial buildings, there is a "jade clean ice clean" symbolizing the noble character and lofty ideals out of the secular meaning. If planted before the lawn or coniferous bushes, it can form a beautiful scenery of spring, giving people youth, joy and vibrant appeal. In addition, Yulan can also be used for indoor vase viewing.


Fruits of Magnolia in early summer

The petals are thick and fragrant. They can be fried and eaten, and they can be sweet and tasty. Seeds can be used to extract oil, bark can be used for medicine, and wood can be used for making gadgets or carving.

Nutritive value of magnolia flower

Magnolia oleifera contains volatile oil, mainly citral, eugenol oleic acid, etc., but also contains Magnolia alkaloids, alkaloids, myricetin, decanoic acid, rutin, oleic acid, vitamin A and other components, has a certain medicinal value.