Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


849

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic forests, cove forests in Mountains to at least 1500m in elevation, bottomland forests & swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow with orange blotch
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Samara

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Liriodendron tulipifera var. tulipifera   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liriodendron tulipifera   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-01-001:
Liriodendron tulipifera   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tulip-tree, Yellow Poplar, Whitewood