Tilia americana
American basswood

Family: Linden (Tiliaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 18-30 m

Flower Color: Yellowish-white

Flower Size: 12-15 mm wide

Bloom Season: N/A

Fruit: 10 mm in diameter; nutlike, elliptical or rounded, grey, covered with fine hairs

Conditions: Moist soils of valleys and uplands; in hardwood forests

Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun

Moisture: Moist

This species is favored by bees over others and produces a strongly flavored honey. When flowering, the trees are full of bees, which explains why an alternative name for the tree is Bee-tree.

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