Magnolia virginiana
sweet bay

Magnoliaceae (magnolia family)
Southeastern United States

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

The Green library tree was removed in 2005. One tree remained at Braun prior to the 2008 White Plaza renovation.

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 Braun location ca. 2008.