Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera LinnaeusSynonyms: Tuliptree.

Status:

Common across Maryland.

Description:

Note distinctive leaf shape and very straight trunk.

Relationships:

Host plant for various butterfly species including Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Spicebush 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).

There are 488 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)

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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