Liriodendron tulipifera Linnaeus var. tulipifera . Phen: Apr-Jun; Sep-Oct. Hab: Mesic forests, cove forests in the Mountains to at least 1500m in elevation, bottomland forests and swamps. Dist: MA, VT, NY, ON, MI, and n. IL south to Panhandle FL and w. LA; also spread elsewhere from cultivation.
ID notes:Fall color light yellow, sometimes turning orange.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: An important timber tree in the Southern Appalachians.
Synonymy: = Fetter, Weakley, & Poindexter () (in prep); < Liriodendron tulipifera L. – Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Hardin & Jones (1989); > Liriodendron tulipifera L. var. obtusiloba Michx. – K4; > Liriodendron tulipifera L. var. tulipifera – K4