American Lime (Basswood) Tilia americana (Tiliaceae) HEIGHT to 25m. Broadly columnar tree. BARK Greyish-brown. BRANCHES Mostly ascending. LEAVES To 20cm long and 15cm wide, toothed margins; deep green above, paler and more glossy below with brown hair tufts in vein axils. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pale-yellow, 5-petalled flowers, to 1.5cm across, in clusters of up to 10 from a 10cm-long bract. Fruits are hard and round. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of N America, planted here occasionally.
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American Lime (Basswood) Tilia americana (Tiliaceae) HEIGHT to 25m. Broadly columnar tree. BARK Greyish-brown. BRANCHES Mostly ascending. LEAVES To 20cm long and 15cm wide, toothed margins; deep green above, paler and more glossy below with brown hair tufts in vein axils. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pale-yellow, 5-petalled flowers, to 1.5cm across, in clusters of up to 10 from a 10cm-long bract. Fruits are hard and round. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of N America, planted here occasionally.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: ANDREW CLEAVE/NPL
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