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American Linden
Tilia americana

Also called American Basswood, Basswood or Whitewood, this species is native to eastern North America and can grow to 18-35 m in height. The mature trees have trunks with gray to light brown, fissured bark and produce small, yellowish-white flowers that are pollinated by bees. These flowers produce an abundance of nectar from which honey is made.

Habitat:Moist to dry woods, ravine slopes, dunes.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing 18-40 m tall.
Bloom Time:Late spring.
Longevity:Up to 200 years.
Presence in US:AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC ND NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:MB NB ON QC SK
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