Franklin tree


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Franklin tree

n.
A deciduous tree or shrub (Franklinia alatamaha) native to Georgia but now known only in cultivation, having large white fragrant flowers and colorful fall foliage.

[After Benjamin Franklin.]
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The Franklinia alatamaha - known as the Franklin tree - has large fragrant, cup-shaped, snow-white blooms and is part of the tea family.
They are extinct in their natural habitats but are alive in cultivation, such as species tulips (Tulipa sprengeri) and orchids and the Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha), and endangered species such as the Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba).
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