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NAME: Tulip Poplar

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Liriodendron Tulipifera / Magnoliaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Tulip Tree, Yellow Poplar, Canary Whitewood

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

nectar

sweet

RAW/COOK

Late Spring

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

lemon

 

 Fall

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Flowers/blossoms & root: For just a short time while the tree is blossoming there is a small amount of very sweet nectar in each blossom. It is heavy and honey-flavored. You can drink it directly from the blossom. The blossom can be tipped and the nectar sipped out. (2) The root is used as a lemon-like flavouring in spruce beer, where it also serves to correct the bitterness of the beer. The bark of the root and branches have a pleasant rather pungent scent.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Anthelmintic;  Aphrodisiac;  Cardiac;  Diuretic;  Nervine;  Poultice;  Tonic.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye;  Wood. A gold-coloured dye is obtained from the bark. Wood - fine grained, soft, light, easily worked, durable, brittle, not strong but does not split. A valuable timber, it weighs 26lb per cubic foot and is much used for interior finishes, furniture, construction and plywood. Native North Americans used the tree for making canoes.(1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Liriodendron+tulipifera
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/tulip-tree
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron_tulipifera
  4. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron_tulipifera (good photos)