In the back yard of my daughter's house stands the most beautiful magnolia tree, laden down with beautiful blossoms in the spring. I found this magnolia pod and liked the texture. I will crack it open to see the seeds, which are, I think, red. Should you have a pod and want to grow a magnolia tree, just google 'magnolia pod' and you'll see how.
See other Ds on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.
NOTE: A big THANK YOU to blogger Alain, who informed me that this tree's name is named for the French botanist Pierre Magnol (June 8, 1638 – May 21, 1715) from Montpellier, France.