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The term floral emblem, which refers to flowers specifically, is primarily used in Australia and Canada. In the United States, the term state flower is more often used
Indiana State Tree
Tulip / Yellow Poplar
(Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera)
Adopted in 1931.
The tulip tree (liriodendron tulipifera) was adopted as the official State tree of Indiana by an act of the State legislature approved on March 3, 1931 It attains great height and can be found throughout the state. The leaf is distinctive (it appears in the border of the state seal), and the lovely bell-shaped greenish-yellow flowers appear in May or June. The soft white wood has many uses.
Description of the Indiana State Tree
Yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is one of the most attractive and tallest of eastern hardwoods. It is fast growing and may reach 300 years of age on deep, rich, well-drained soils of forest coves and lower mountain slopes. The wood has high commercial value because of its versatility and as a substitute for increasingly scarce softwoods in furniture and framing construction. Yellow-poplar is also valued as a honey tree, a source of wildlife food, and a shade tree for large areas.
Yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), also called tuliptree, tulip-poplar, white-poplar, and whitewood
Indiana Code, Title 1, Article 2, Chapter 7, Section 1-2-7-1.
Taxonomic Hierarchy of the Tulip / Yellow Poplar
All of the state trees, except the Hawaii state tree, are native to the state in which they are designated.