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Part of 🌷︎ tulip tree  genus Liriodendron in magnolia / 🌷︎ tulip tree  family Magnoliaceae.

Native to eastern North America.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors), ▭ 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file   🌳︎ State tree of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its 🌷︎ flowers are a major source of honey.  Its wood is used to make furniture and musical instruments.

Liriodendron hosts caterpillars of 17 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
🌳︎🐝︎ Trees for Bees

This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Planting info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Learn more about 🌷︎ American tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera

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