What tree is this?

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Date Photo Taken: 04/25/2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: thisisyourlife

Notes:

Massive tree in my backyard. Didn’t realize it had any flowers before but it is currently dropping these flowers. What tree is this?

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Tulip poplar… Host plant to the tiger swallowtail butterfly..
    Poplar is said to be a member of the magnolia family.

    April 25th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  2. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:

    Tulip Poplar!

    “It is native to eastern North America from Southern Ontario and Illinois eastward across southern New England and south to central Florida and Louisiana. It can grow to more than 50 m (165 feet) in virgin cove forests of the Appalachian Mountains, often with no limbs until it reaches 25–30 m (80–100 feet) in height, making it a very valuable timber tree.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron_tulipifera

    April 25th, 2013 at 3:54 pm
  3. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    That’s a tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).

    April 25th, 2013 at 4:09 pm
  4. roypaul Unregistered says:

    I think it’s Tulip Poplar
    http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_litu.pdf

    April 25th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  5. melina slotnick Unregistered says:

    Tulip polpar
    Liriodendron tulipifera

    April 25th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  6. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Tulip Poplar.

    April 25th, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  7. thisisyourlife Leaf Lover says:

    Thanks! Yeah, it is quite tall, between 100 – 150 feet high and not much limbs at the bottom half.

    April 26th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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