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The modern-day tulip tree, state tree of Indiana as well as Kentucky and Tennessee, can trace its lineage back to the time of the dinosaurs, according to newly published research by an Indiana University paleobotanist and a Russian botanist.
By Fitzgerald, Judith M Loeb, Robert E FITZGERALD, J. M. (Department of Biology, Lehman College, City University of New York, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, BRONX, NY, 10468) AND R. E. LOEB (Department of Biology, DuBois Campus, The Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, PA 15801).
Botanical name Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginatum' Family Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) Category Shade tree Primary uses Specimen Dimensions 60 or more feet tall by 30 to 50 feet across Culture Full sun; prefers a moist, well-drained, deep soil.
Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...
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