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Liriodendron tulipifera — known as the tulip tree, American tulip tree, tuliptree, tulip poplar, whitewood, fiddle-tree and yellow poplar — is the Western Hemisphere representative of the two-species genus Liriodendron, and the tallest eastern hardwood. It can grow to more than 50 m (165 feet)
It is native to eastern North America from Southern Ontario and Illinois eastward across southern New England and south to central Florida and Louisiana.