Tulip Poplar

Tennessee State Tree

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Flower of tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera): photo by Kew on Flickr on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Tulip Poplar

The tulip poplar (Liriodendron Tulipifera) was officially recognized as the state tree of Tennessee in 1947. The tulip poplar grows abundantly throughout Tennessee and pioneers of the state used the tulip poplar to construct houses and farm buildings.

Tennessee also recognizes eastern red cedar and the yellowwood as official tree symbols of the state.

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Images

Tulip poplar blossom and leaves (Liriodendron tulipifera); photo by Lindley Ashline [MOVED to lindley ♫] on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution. 

Tulip poplar blossom and leaves (Liriodendron tulipifera)