Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tulip time

While the colorful tulips of Spring lost their petals weeks ago, the tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is blooming now. This tree isn't really a poplar; it's a member of the magnolia family. Southern Michigan is at the northern edge of this tree's distribution. Michigan's state champion tulip poplar is located in nearby Cass County's Russ Forest Park.

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