Tulip Tree: The Bud Opens

One tree I visit regularly in Eliza Howell Park is a tulip tree. Perhaps I should say the tulip tree, since I am aware of only one in the park. I described the tree in my post on June 2, 2018 (“Getting to Know the Tulip Tree”).

During the last month, the tulip tree has been a primary focus of my observations on opening tree buds.

On March 26, 2019, the tulip buds still appeared dormant, with the same look that they had had all winter.

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In early April, the changes began. Note the progression in the next pictures.

20190419_135724April 7

20190428_165732 April 17

20190428_165602 April 19

20190422_171422 April 22

20190428_165322 April 26

The “tulip” shape of the new leaves is now apparent.

In about a month, the flowers will be open. (This picture was taken May 29, 2018.)

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I expect to be there, watching and enjoying.

 

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