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Basswood (Linden)

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Tilia americana
Basswood (Linden)

Habitat

They are found in wet, hardwood forests.

Description

The bark is gray and smooth, growing ridges as the tree gets older. The leaves are very large, round, toothed with a pointed end. The flowers are groups (clusters) that hang from a long, leaf-like stalk and grow to a group of tiny, hairy, nut-like balls.

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