Liriodendron tulipifera

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American Tulip Tree
Liriodendron tulipifera
Morton Arboretum acc. 500-67*21
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Liriodendron
Species: L. tulipifera
Binomial name
Liriodendron tulipifera
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Range
Liriodendron tulipifera

American tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), also called tulip poplar or yellow poplar is a type of tree. It is one of the two species in the genus Liriodendron. L. tulipifera can be found in Eastern North America. The tree can grow to over 50 m (164 ft). It often has no limbs until it reaches 25-30 m (80-100 feet) in height. This makes it a good tree for timber.