Common name(s): Tulip Poplar, Poplar, Yellow-poplar, Tuliptree, American Tuliptree, Whitewood, Fiddle Tree
Botanical name:Liriodendron tulipifera
Distribution: Eastern United States
Description: Light creamy yellow wood. It can also be seen in mineral stained colours ranging from dark purple, red, green to yellow. My sample is of a deep, almost grey green.
Fun facts: This wood change colour with minerals and there are some rare occasions of Rainbow Poplar Commonly known as Poplar, it does not belong to the Populus genus but rather to the Magnolia genus and should be known as Tulip Poplar. Due to its Violin shaped leafs its sometime known as Fiddle tree.