According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.
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Tuliptree occurs in eastern North America. The species ranges from Vermont, west through southern Ontario and Michigan, south to Louisiana, and east to northern Florida.
Tuliptree is a tall, deciduous, long-lived, broadleaf tree. The leaves are alternate with a distinctive tuliplike shape. In forest stands, tuliptree is one of the straightest and tallest trees, with approximately 66 percent of the bole free of lateral branches. It can reach heights of 200 feet (61 m) and a dbh greater than 10 feet (3 m). The flowers are tuliplike in size and shape. The fruit is a conelike structure consisting of many winged samaras on a central stalk.
Yellow poplar flowers from April to June; seeds mature from August to late October.