The tulip poplar is one of the largest of the native trees in the eastern United States and is a valuable hardwood tree.  Early European settlers in the U.S. called it “Canoewood” because Native Americans made dug-out canoes from its truck.  It also is known as Fiddletree, Whitewood, Yellow poplar, and as Tulip-tree because its flowers resemble tulips.

We have a large tulip poplar behind our house, and there are several in the surrounding woods.   They are in bloom now, and fallen blooms can be seen scattered on our road.

Tulip poplar 4-1

Tulip poplar 2-1

Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

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