Magnolia virginiana
sweet bay

Magnoliaceae (magnolia family)
Southeastern United States

A small tree that has fragrant white flowers. One grew on the south side of Green Library across from Koret Court, and two were near the northeast corner of Dinkelspiel Auditorium. All were planted March, 2003.

The Green library tree was removed in 2005. One of the Dinkelspiel specimens remained prior to the 2008 White Plaza renovation, but ended up being removed as well.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. John Rawlings added the notes on the Green removal and remaining Braun location ca. 2008. Sairus Patel noted that the last specimen had been removed as well; all locations verified Feb 2020.