Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Liriodendron tulipifera

I love scientific names. It was my favorite part of 7th grade biology.


Blogger Funky Smith said...

The picture feels like art. It's a "tulip poplar" by common name, right? I have been REALLY INTERESTED in names of trees and birds and plants lately. Weirding myself out, I am.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Camille said...

Thanks, Funky! Yes, it's a tulip poplar. It's in our side yard. We didn't know what it was when we first moved here. I took that picture last year. Anyway, nature names are cool. I have an Audubon Field Guide to Trees because at one time, I, too, wanted to know the names of trees. I never did use it much, though.

9:56 PM  
Blogger tanabata said...

I'm not so good with the scientific names. It's only really since I started posting pictures on my blog that I've been paying more attention to the names of flowers and such.
But anyway, that's a beautiful shade of green and I love the shape of the leaves. :)

10:39 AM  
Blogger Camille said...

Tanabata--I don't really know the scientific names off the top of my head. I had to look this one up, but they are so interesting. I just love names in general. And yes, the leaf shape is very different. On a field trip in the woods when I was teaching, the park ranger told the kids to think of tulip poplar leaves as fox faces--you can see the ears and whiskers.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

We have one of these trees down the street. I love the flowers - they are huge, butgreen, so they're camoflaged unless you look closely.

I learned the name of this tree in 7th grade - we had to make a book of pressed leaves from local trees.

8:09 PM  

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