Tulip Poplar - Liriodendron tulipifera
The leaves are changing!
Native to the eastern United States, tulip poplar trees can grow over 100 feet tall!
Habitat: Deciduous forest
*Disclaimer: I purposely put the leaf on top of dead leaves to help it stand out in the photo...But, I only had to move it a foot or so to accomplish the effect.
''Liriodendron tulipifera'' — known as the tulip tree, American tulip tree, tuliptree, tulip poplar, whitewood, fiddle-tree, and yellow poplar — is the Western Hemisphere representative of the two-species genus ''Liriodendron,'' and the tallest eastern hardwood. It is native to eastern North America from Southern Ontario and Illinois eastward across southern New England and south to central Florida and Louisiana. It can grow to more than 50 m in virgin cove forests of the Appalachian Mountains,.. more