Botanical illustration of a branch of Magnolia Macrophylla, including leaves and blooming flower. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that the illustration was drawn to scale. Per the chapter on the uses of Magnolia that accompanies the illustration, the plant historically has been used for fevers with the leaves utilized as a dressing for blisters. The chapter concludes stating how there is little promise in using this plant for medical purposes.
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