American Linden - Tilia Americana
The American linden (Tilia americana), also known as basswood, is a large, stately tree native to eastern North America. It is a fast-growing tree that can reach heights of up to 100 feet. The American linden has a broad, spreading crown and heart-shaped leaves that turn golden yellow in autumn. The tree blooms in summer, producing clusters of small, fragrant white flowers that are a favorite of bees. The American linden is a popular shade tree that is also known for its medicinal properties. The inner bark of the tree can be used to make a tea that is said to relieve coughs, colds, and anxiety. The wood of the American linden is soft and lightweight, and it is often used to make furniture, musical instruments, and beehives.
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