December 30, 2013

Let's talk spring

Let's talk spring by ricmcarthur
Let's talk spring, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Enough winter for now.
This is the bloom of the tulip tree,and is native to the deciduous forest of eastern North America which extends into Canada in southwestern Ontario in the region called the Carolinian zone or Carolinian Canada, which is where we live.
It can grow to over 100 feet tall and in excess of 5 feet in diameter.
The wood of tulip-tree is commercially valuable and is used to make furniture, musical instruments, plywood, and pulp. Some Aboriginal peoples and early European settlers hollowed out the large, straight trunks to make canoes, and the roots were used medicinally.
Liriodendron tulipifera

1 comment:

Michelle Tran said...

Beautiful shot