Look for this tree to the east of the south end of the semicircular by Kirkland Hall.
Cucumber magnolia differs from other magnolias in that its flowers
are greenish and not particularly attractive. Its common name comes from its fruits
which are greenish as they develop. Unlike the more well-known southern magnolia, cucumber magnolia looses its leaves
in the fall.
Cucumber magnolia is rare in the wild in middle Tennessee, but in east Tennessee it is common and is an important timber tree.