Yellow Poplar Photo Gallery
Yellow Poplar Habitat
Yellow Poplars (Liriodendron tulipifera) are often seen along trails in the eastern U.S. near streambeds or in forests with rich moist soil.
Yellow Poplar Facts
Yellow Poplars (Liriodendron tulipifera) or as it is also known Tulip Poplar is actually not a poplar, but a member of the magnolia family. This tree is easily distinguished in the fall when its leaves turn a brilliant yellow. Yellow Poplars are one of the tallest hardwoods in the eastern forests; it is not uncommon for it to soar above 190 ft. The tree is very drought intolerant and will shed its leaves as a defense mechanism if prolonged drought hits. It is fast growing, but needs moist, deep and lose soil for it’s roots to expand rapidly.