Tall tree, blooming in mid spring. Leaves
alternate along the stem, with four to six lobes The
leaves somewhat resemble the familiar maple leaf, but have a
notch at the tip instead of a point. Flowers are large,
orange and green and resemble tulips. Inside there are
many stamens. Long sepals hang beneath the petals. Fruit a
cone-like structure made up of slim winged seeds pressed
together. Center stalk of the cone often persisting on
older branches. Flowers and fruits, however, are often
missed on the taller trees, since they are so far off the
Occasional in wooded areas of the park.
Unmistakable. No other plantin Wildwood has leaves,
flowers, or fruits resembling those of the tulip poplar.