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Tulip Tree
(Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) Other common names: Yellow Poplar

French names: Tulipier de Virginie

Family: Magnolia Family (Magnoliaceae)

Distinctive features: Tree

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow

Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Trees in Canada: 244   

Native/Non-native: Native

See Also:
  •   Great Americans: Tulip, the Tree Kind, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney


Photographs: 131 photographs available, of which 16 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree flowers are quite large.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Typical and distinctive Tulip Tree leaves.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

A single leaf, upper surface.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Underside of a leaf.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Some more photos of the spectacular flowers of the Tulip Tree.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Remains of a flower in the winter.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Trees can grow to be quite large.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Winter Tulip Tree profile.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Summer Tulip Tree profile.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Flower bud in early spring (mid-April).

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree flower bud about to open, in mid-June.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree bark.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Young Tulip Tree bark.


Range map for Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)