May 5

Tulip Poplars

Deciduous trees are interesting to study throughout the year. Click here for a previous post about maple trees and click here to learn about sycamores. To investigate chestnut trees, click here. In this post, we are going to study tulip (or yellow) poplars. Actually, tulip poplars aren’t poplars at all, but members of the magnolia tree family. I have observed this grand tree both on my neighborhood walks and in the forest. Click here for a fact sheet about the tulip poplar.

Take a closer look at the yellow poplar’s leaf. The flower looks like a tulip, but the leaf is also tulip shaped.

The trunk looks like a telephone pole.

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