A Tree with Tulips in its Hair

Liriodendron tulipifera “Imagine a tall tree with unearthly foliage and 5,000 tulips in its hair.” — Thomas Pakenham, Meetings with Remarkable Trees Tuliptrees seem to inspire poetic interpretation. Leaves appear snipped off at the tips by supernatural scissors, forming the silhouette of a stylized tip. The tree’s flowers, the real reason for the name tuliptree, stand singly at the tips of twigs — six large, yellowish petals that to American naturalist Donald Peattie, “hold the… Read More at http://arbordayblog.org/?p=8088
 

A Tree with Tulips in its Hair


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published on: Tue, 15 May 2018 12:00:23 +0000