Winter Interest: Tuliptree

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aka tulip poplar, yellow poplar, white poplar, whitewood; Liriodendron tulipifera; Magnoliaceae

Tuliptree blooms in late May; once the flower drops, these nifty seedheads remain, but are hidden from view until the leaves drop.

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in flower, late May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ps – don’t confuse this with true poplars (genus Populus), which are in the willow family (Salicaceae)

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