Magnolia State of Mind
(Etat de Magnolia de la mine)


Magnolia Street… Magnolia Mansion… Magnolia Elementary School….Ever since lawmakers chose the handsome blossom of the Magnolia tree as the Louisiana state flower in 1900, residents have added its name to streets, schools, and places of interest throughout our state to pay homage to a flower that is beautiful, stately and quintessentially southern.

The Louisiana state flower is both showy and elegant. Her blossoms are made up of enormous waxy petals that provide a stark contrast to the tree’s shiny green foliage.