Pinyin

Is there any tree holier

Than a blooming magnolia?

A Lily tree

The Jade Lily

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n.b. Named Magnolia after a French botanist, Pierre Magnol, although the Chinese call it the Pinyin and had done so for generations before those including it within the plant classification system labelled it after one of Montpellier’s finest; a man who studied and promoted the study of botany enthusiastically in the late C17th / C18th.

CLP 26/02/2020

Published by

Christopher Perry

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