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Offline Kris^

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« on: May 29, 2005, 11:07:23 PM »
My partner and I were disassembling a greenhouse today at a commercial operation, and as I stared upward in exhaustion, I spied these flowers in the nearby trees.  Does anyone know what it is?  These large yellow flowers were everywhere in the canopy.  





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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 12:38:26 AM »
Looks like a sweet gum but I dont think it truely is becuase they have 5 prongs on their leaves.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 08:25:54 AM »
Ok, I identified the tree -- a Yellow Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, or also known as a Tulip Tree.  I'd never seen one before.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 09:17:35 AM »
That would be a nice tree to have. I wonder if it grows as quickly as other poplars? It sure is pretty.

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2005, 03:08:24 PM »
My grandpa has a tulip tree and it looks nothing like that. :?: Those look more like buttercups, lol.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2005, 05:04:37 PM »
I have a few of those on my land--they are beautiful! And yes, Tulip Tree, or Tulip Poplar--I think they go by a lot of names.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2005, 09:21:37 PM »
Yes, it is a Tulip Poplar... sometimes called a Tulip Tree. These trees are some of the largest trees in this part of the country - they can approach 200 feet.

The flowers you see are loaded with nectar - sometimes as much as a tablespoon of nectar! The upright blooms are very strong and hold rain and dew.

This tree does grow very fast, has an upright habit, and makes a great landscaping tree - especially where you want a large tree fast!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2005, 01:20:59 AM »
Yeah it's clearly a Tulip Tree when you look at the shape of the leaves!

 

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