Plants We Love: Liriodendron Tulipifera (Tulip Tree)

Does it get more beautiful than this? This is the flower of the Liriodendron tulipifera, more commonly known as a tulip tree.

An American native, the tulip tree caused a sensation when American Botanist John Bartram shipped the first one to England in the 18th century. Tall and straight, Liriodendron tulipifera is one of the most magnificent trees in the mid-Atlantic.