SCIENTIFIC NAME: Magnolia acuminata
COMMON NAME: cucumber tree, cowcomber
LEAVES: Alternate with fine pubescence on the bottom. Wavy margins. Up to 5 inches in length.
FLOWERS: Spring and yellowish green and not very showy.
FRUIT: Red seed in cone-like fruit in the fall.
BARK: Narrow, ridged and furrowed with an orange tint. Distinct swollen shoulder wrinkles.
OTHER: Branches are horizontal with prominent branch collars. Grows 50' to 80' tall but only 20' to 30' wide. Hard to transplant. Native to low/moist sites. Leave in landscape if found. Fruit looks like a cucumber. A member of the Magnoliaceae family.