Yellowwood Tree

Tennessee State Bicentennial Tree

yellowwoodtreeautumn.jpg

Yellowwood trees in autumn

Yellowwood trees in autumn; photo by Mark Ahlness on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Yellowwood Tree

The yellowwood tree (Cladrastis lutea) was designated the state bicentennial tree of Tennessee in 1991. The yellowwood has wisteria-like blossoms in spring (approximately one foot long) and the leaves turn a bright gold in autumn.

Tennessee also recognizes the tulip poplar and eastern red cedar as official tree symbols.

Tennessee

Images

Yellowwood tree with gold autumn foliage; photo by Matt Billings on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Yellowwood tree with gold autumn foliage

Yellowwood tree in full bloom; photo by Tom Gill on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Yellowwood tree in spring

Yellowwood leaves (Cladrastis kentukea); by Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Yellowwood leaves (Cladrastis kentukea)