Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera Magnolia Family (Magnoliaceae)

It is named and noted for its cup shaped, tulip-like flowers that bloom in spring. Flowers are yellow with an orange band at the base of each petal.1

Four-lobed bright green leaves (to 8” across) turn golden yellow in fall.1

Wood is used inter alia for furniture, plywood, boatbuilding, paper pulp and general lumber. Native Americans made dugout canoes from tuliptree trunks.1

This is the state tree of Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana.1

The alternate simple leaves are 3-8″ inches long, with a unique four-lobed, flat tipped shape. Leaves are glossy green with a pale green underside. The tulip-like flowers are yellow-green with an orange band at the base of each petal.2