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Tulip Tree Among the Oaks (City Trees, Sept/Oct 2022)

Screenshot from City Trees, Sept/Oct 2022, of a Tuliptree botanical study of a stem showing open flower, leaves, and a bud.,

Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifera, is my favorite tree. I am pleased to have an essay about this species in the September/October 2022 issue of City Trees. Thank you to Michelle Sutton for her skilled revisions and to Sarah Gugercin for the appealing layout. 

Here is an excerpt.

The myriad forms of tulip tree’s leaf and flower are striking. The terminal bud, with its valvate scales, favors a duck’s bill. According to my friend Akilah, the two-lobed leaf resembles a cat’s face. The tree’s flower, I suppose, resembles the flower of a tulip bulb, but the blossom of tulip tree is more complex.

Read the entire article at City Trees. Also, see alt test for image details.