List of Trees 61-90 Sweetbay Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana L.

Family: Magnoliaceae

It is called swampbay or swamp magnolia and occurs naturally in moist and wet soils in wetland areas such as swamps and along streams and ponds. Sweetbay sprouts freely after a fire. Introduced into European gardens as early as 1688, it was known as the beavertree by colonists who caught beavers in traps baited with the fleshy roots. Deer and cattle are fond of the trees and frequently browse on the leaves and twigs. the aromatic wood is used for veneer, containers, furniture, and some lumber and plywood.