Mississippi State Tree


Magnolia tree

Magnolia tree (Magnolia grandiflora); photo by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).


Mississippi adopted the magnolia as the official state tree in 1952. Mississippi's nickname is The Magnolia State and the magnolia is also the state flower of Mississippi (adopted in 1900).

Although no specific species of magnolia was designated as the state tree of Mississippi, most references recognize the Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) as the state tree.



Magnolia tree blossom and leaves; photo by Rich Griffith on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike)

Magnolia tree blossom and leaves

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Mississippi features magnolia blossoms (the state flower) and Mississippi's nickname: The Magnolia State. Mississippi became the 20th state in 1817. Public domain image on Wikipedia.

Mississippi quarter