Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'

Flowers large, to 12 cm long, appearing with the leaves, differing from those of the type in being extremely dark purple outside and pale purple inside, lemon-scented. Japanese raised and probably introduced from Japan to uk by nurseryman j.g. Veitch in 1861. However, there may be several variants under this clonal name.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Magnoliales
family       Magnoliaceae
genus        Magnolia L.
species         Magnolia liliiflora Desr.