Sunday, March 22, 2015

Magnolia Denudata on a fine Spring Day in Yoyogi Koen

Several years ago (back in 2011) I previously posted about magnolia kobus spotted in Sagamihara in Kanagawa, and Roppongi and Azabu Juban in Tokyo. On this fine first Sunday after the vernal equinox, I spotted this majestic magnolia denudata in full flower being appreciated by several onlookers in Yoyogi Koen. Personally, I couldn't tell the difference between the two varieties, but luckily for me the park administrators labeled have this tree.

The sign has the appearance of a medieval torture device, but the coiled wire will slowly unwind as the tree grows.

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