0-003 The Cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminata) at the Bell Tower is one of the largest specimens in Springfield and is the only native Illinois magnolia species, found growing wild in Union and Alexander Counties. Its flowers are pale yellow and it bears small, cucumber-like fruit follicles. It probably was one of the earliest flowering trees planted at Oak Ridge, perhaps when the bell tower was built.
♥ Adopted on December 6, 2021 by Kathleen Alcorn in honor of Bob and Kitti Alcorn♥ Dedicated as a gift to Bob and Kitti Alcorn, Aunt and Uncle of Deputy Mayor, Kathleen Alcorn.
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