What’s in Bloom | Tulip-poplar

What’s in Bloom | Tulip-poplar

May 17, 2021 Tulip-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is among the tallest deciduous hardwood trees in North America, between 60-150 feet tall.Native to the eastern USA and Canada.Common name was inspired by yellow-orange tulip-like flowers, blooming May-June. However, it belongs to the family magnoliacea. Has a long history of use by people, primarily for its wood.Provides an abundant food source for native pollinators  Tulip-poplar […]

What’s in Bloom | Mayapple

What’s in Bloom | Mayapple

May 4, 2021 Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) is a perennial herb that can be recognized by its distinctive peltate, or umbrella-like, leaves. It is found in rich woodlands and will form large colonies by sprouting new plants along its creeping rhizomes. Young plants will only have one leaf, while mature plants will have two leaves borne on a Y-shaped stem.  Mayapples are named for their single, sweet-smelling, apple-blossom-like flowers that bloom from the center of their Y-shaped stems from March through May.  Benefits to Biodiversity | […]