Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Linnaeus  Synonyms: Tuliptree.

Status:

Common across Maryland.

Description:

Note distinctive leaf shape and very straight trunk.

Relationships:

Host plant for Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Host plant for various species of moth including Tulip-tree Beauty Moth, Phyllocnistis liriodendronella, Root Collar Borer Moth, Banded Tussock Moth, Luna Moth, Tulip-tree Silk Moth, Promethea Moth and Cecropia Moth (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

The midge Resseliella liriodendri causes dark centered leaf spot galls of the leaves of Tulip Poplar.

Host plant for the Tuliptree Aphid.

There are 611 records in the project database.

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A Tulip Poplar blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/28/2007). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A flowering Tulip Poplar observed in Washington Co., Maryland (5/21/2011). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2015). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar growing in Kent Co., Maryland (5/11/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Typical leaves of a Tulip Poplar observed in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/28/12). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/10/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Kent Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Young Tulip Poplar leaves in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar growing in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/15/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Newly emergent Tulip Poplar leaves in Harford Co., Maryland (4/18/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in in bloom Howard Co., Maryland (4/27/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/29/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/21/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Talbot Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The bark of a Tulip Poplar found growing in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/28/2012) Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar (trunk) in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Trunk of a young Tulip Poplar in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/19/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar, showing typical old-age bark at base of trunk, in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/12/2017). Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/27/2015). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar growing in Kent Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/2/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/14/2015). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Howard Co., Maryland (11/1/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/19/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/22/2017). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Tulip Poplar in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/24/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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