Liriodendron tulipifera L.
Common Name: TULIP TREE

Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt Tree

Rich deciduous forests, often on sandy soils.

A fine tree, easily distinguished by its leaves (basically 4-angled or with 4 acute lobes, the apex with an obtuse angular sinus), dry cone-like fruit, and large flowers in early summer. It is often planted as a shade tree.

The national champion, and the tallest tree then known in Michigan, in Cass Co., 62 m tall and 2.3 m in diameter, was toppled by a windstorm in May of 1984.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 1, 2014. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1664.