Wild tulip

Tulipa sylvestris

Wild tulip

Family: Liliaceae

Other Common Names: woodland tulip, feral tulip, botanical tulip
Weed class: monitor list
Year Listed: 2022
Native to: Eurasia and North Africa
Is this Weed Toxic?:

humans, livestock

Why Is It a Noxious Weed?

This plant is on the monitor list - it is not a listed noxious weed in Washington. Please contact its sponsor Emily Stevenson to report locations or for more information.

How would I identify it?

General Description

This is the wild, feral, or undomesticated variety of our garden tulips.

Flower Description

4, showy yellow petals that start cupped together and eventually open

Leaf description

broad, blade-like leaves grow up in a clump from a basal point.

Stem description

The flowers grow from a round stalk, which is relatively succulent.

Where does it grow?

Prefers sun and some soil moisture

How Does it Reproduce?


How Do I Control It?

Digging and grubbing out plants to get all bulbs out will work on small populations.

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