Tilia americana (American Lime)
Also known as: American Linden, Basswood
Native: Eastern North America
Location: Cultivated for shade or ornament in north-eastern states and occasionally in Europe.
Important in North America as a source of nectar for honey bees. Height to 21m in cultivation or more in the wild.
Leaves are large, about 20cm long, light green on both surfaces, and hairless except for tiny downy tufts in the axils of the veins underneath.
Flowers open in early July, each about 1.2cm on downy stems, with a rounded bract up to 10cm long.
No sample available
Fruits are about 0.3cm across, smooth and hairless.