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Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree is native to the United States, but is primarily found growing east of the Mississippi River. Trees are fast growing and can reach heights up to 150 feet. This tree has many names such as tulip poplar, yellow poplar, or tulip tree. It gets its name because its flowers resemble those of the tulip. Its wood is soft and fine-grained, so is the wood of choice for use in organs. The tulip tree is also a major honey plant, yielding a fairly strong honey that is favored by bakers.

close-up of green leaf bark close-up of a yellow and red flower starting to open fruit form brown cone-like structures that break apart and spread seeds in the winter leaves have a distinct shape and turn a brilliant yellow tulip yellow poplar tree turning to fall colors