In the year 1704 the Magnolia get her name, Charles Plumier from Santissima Trinita  al Monte Pincio named it after his friend Pierre Magnol, Magnolias have long been known and used in China as a medicine.

Right after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Philip II commissioned his court physician Francisco Hernández de Cordoba in 1570 to undertake a scientific expedition.
On the other hand many US States claim the magnolia as their sign, but I like the colour: #F8F4FF or as a RGB(248, 244, 25 ).