Sunday, June 22, 2014

Liriodendron Tree

I walked to the nearby playground with my kids this evening, and while I was sitting on one of the playground rides / structures, I noticed the beautiful lobed leaves of a large tree next to the playground, and then was surprised to see yellow flowers, too.  The flower reminded me of a magnolia, but the leaves were very different than what I'd expect from a magnolia.

Looking it up this evening, it seems to be a Liriodendron, and it seems the Liriodendron tulipifera (although with all the inconsistent information, I couldn't be absolutely certain it's not the Liriodendron chinense), and it is in the Magnolia family.  What a beautiful tree.

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