June 07, 2017

Tulip Tree.

One of the trails at Rondeau Provincial Park is named the Tulip Tree Trail.
Oddly enough there are tulip trees along the trail and right now they are blooming.
As you can see they come by their name legitimately.

 Liriodendron tulipifera

The tulip tree is a large, fast-growing tree, up to 35 metres tall with a trunk up to 160 centimetres in diameter. As its name suggest, the tulip tree produces beautiful yellow-green flowers that are about 5 centimetres long. They have 6 petals and are shaped like tulip flowers and bloom in the spring. Its leaves are 7 to 12 centimetres long and are straight across the top, with 4 lobes beneath. They are light green and turn yellow in the fall. The tulip tree's bark is smooth and dark green when the tree is young, then turns brown and ridged.
source -Ontario.ca

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