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Remains of cone-like fruit of tuliptree, may persist through winter
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Photo showing pale color on underside and distinctive shape of tuliptree leaf(160 KB)

tree blossoms - closeup
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Closeup of individual tulip tree blossom
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multiple tulip tree blossoms
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tulip tree full view
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Tuliptree
      (Liriodendron tulipifera)

The unique leaves and the glorious blossoms that appear in the spring and early summer make the Tuliptree one that is easily identified.

This tree has a variety of common names: Tuliptree, Tulip Magnolia, Tulip Poplar and Yellow Poplar. It is a member of the Magnoliaceae family, of which magnolias are also members. The blossoms may appear high in the tree and are easily overlooked.

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