My thanks to Paul Andruss for letting me indulge my play with words with another of his beautiful plants from his garden. Here is what he has to say about it..
The Magnolia is Magnolia Susan, it has a scent of honey, rose and lemon. Magnolias were one of the first flowering plants and come from the time of the dinosaurs (Cretaceous). Flowering plants caused the arrival of bees and so the two have been developing in a symbiotic relationship ever since. Archaeologists opened a 5,000 year tomb in China. Among the grave goods was a jar of magnolia seeds. They planted them and although they had been dormant for 5,000 years some germinated. Because man has been breeding and developing plants for all this time this particular variety was extinct (it is not the one pictured it was a white flowered one)… when it grew the species came back from the dead.
And here is my haiku
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