what is this native (?)/ is it native???
hi i saw this plant today on a nature walk through the woods (happy earth day everyone!!) and i have no clue what it is. this is in simsbury, connecticut. i was thinking it was a magnolia of some kind or a rhodo? It doesn't look like a rhodo up close and it resembles the native cucumber magnolia but the leaves are too glossy and too big. could it be an escaped japanese magnolia? does anyone know what it is? is it native here or is it an INVADER?
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thanks for your help guys