The tulip poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, is not actually a poplar. Instead, this tree with tulip-shaped leaves is part of the magnolia family. Other common names for the tulip poplar are tulip tree, tulip magnolia, yellow-poplar and whitewood.
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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.