Spring, spring, spring

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Had been waiting for the better wheather for so long time,
and finally it's here!
Actually the spring started last week on Wednesday
and lasted 2 days.
The summer started last Friday.
Very happy for it!
Bought a summerish flower at Hennes
and a bracelet to go with it
Only 790,-ft for the flower
1.490,-ft for the bracelet
Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species
in the subclass Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.
The natural range of Magnolia species is a disjunct distribution,
with a main center in east and southeast Asia
and a secondary center in eastern North America,
Central America, the West Indies,
and some species in South America.
The genus is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Magnolia is an ancient genus.
Having evolved before bees appeared,
the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles.
As a result,
the carpels of Magnolia flowers are tough,
to avoid damage by eating and crawling beetles.
Fossilised specimens of M. acuminata have been found dating
to 20 million years ago,
and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating
to 95 million years ago.
Another primitive aspect of Magnolias is
their lack of distinct sepals or petals.

Gorgeous Magnolias at Koga's garden on Andrássy út

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