gonna spend some time this afternoon processing Tulip Poplar bark into tincture. A fellow herbalist, Kenton Cobb, came across a windfall big old Tulip Poplar, during bark medicine season no less! Matthew Wood says it “relaxes and builds the stomach; restores systems worn out by chills and fever or tension and debility; calms the heart and strengthens the cardiovascular system; moistens, nourished, and strengthens muscles and joints to cure arthritis; and gently tonifies the uterus” Sweet, acrid, and aromatic. I’ve never used this medicine but wow is the bark aromatic - after working with lots of plants over time some things just smell medicinal. Excited to have some for the apothecary! thanks @phytoamorous !! #liriodendrontulipifera#tuliptree#tulippoplar
Wow! In the past ten days we had a big increase in followership and now we've rolled over well past 100 followers!
To celebrate and thank you in our own botanically inclined way, here's a picture of a #liriodendrontulipifera seed and two #lunaria seeds.
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Ever wonder about all the plant bits that cover the ground in winter? These ones are tulip tree seeds. This tree isn’t related to tulips— it’s in the magnolia family. It does make amazing tulip-like flowers in spring— it’s species name “tulipifera” means tulip-bearing. This is one of the dominant native tree species in rock creek park. •