by Quinn Kennedy
Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
-Louisiana's State Capitol Building, at 34 stories high, it is the tallest capitol building in the U.S.
- Breaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World"
Cypresses are evergreen trees and shrubs. There are about 20 different species, or types, of cypress. They grow in warm parts of Europe, Asia, and North America.
Cypresses reach heights of 80 feet (25 meters) or more. Some cypresses have a pyramid shape. Others grow into tall columns. The bark is sometimes smooth, but it usually forms plates or strips. The leaves are small and overlapping. They look like scales covering the branches.
Cypresses belong to the large group of plants called conifers. This means that they produce cones that hold their seeds. Cypress cones have a woody or leathery covering and are usually round. Info: Britannica School
Many magnolias are about 40 to 80 feet (12 to 24 meters) tall. They usually have smooth, gray bark. Their leaves are large and shaped like ovals. Some magnolias are evergreen. This means that their leaves do not drop off in the fall. Others are deciduous. They lose their leaves in winter.
The flowers of a magnolia are white, yellow, pink, or purple. They can be 10 inches (25 centimeters) or more across. Most magnolia flowers have 6 to 12 large petals. They usually bloom in the spring and early summer. Some flowers have a beautiful smell. After flowering, magnolias produce a fruit shaped like a cone. Inside are reddish seeds. The fruit splits open in the fall. When this happens, the seeds hang down by thin threads.
Info: Britannica Schools