|Tulip tree leaf, Liriodendron tulipfera.|
The source tree is not a tulip, but a tree from the magnolia family, Magnoliaceae. But the flowers look somewhat like tulips. It is also known as the yellow poplar, though it is not a poplar.
The tree is originally from the east coast, but it seems to have adjusted happily to our milder climate; about a third of the leaves that clutter my doormat are tulips. The other two-thirds are mainly a variety of maples, with a few alder leaves as filler.
|Texture. Interesting, sharp-cornered cells.|
|The underside of the leaf, zooming in.|
"They" say it will stop raining tomorrow. I'll believe it when I see it.