Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Native

The leaves of this large forest tree have a sistinctive shape with a deeply-notched tip.  Yellowish-green tulip-shaped flowers are borned in the early summer.   The dry, cone-shaped axis of the fruits remains on branches through the winter.  It is the state tree of Indiana.  Settlers used the wood for building.

To learn more about Tuliptree, visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database

The state tree of Indiana has yellowish-green tulip-shaped flowers borned in the early summer.

 

 

 

Early bud

 

 

 

 

Tuliptree bark

Tuliptree leaves, early October