American Basswood


Tilia americana, is a species of the family of Malvaceae, also known as American linden, that is native to eastern North America. It is a medium to large sized deciduous tree that blooms in June.


The honey produced by its flowers attracts many bees, chipmunks, and mice. Most parts of the tree (bark, flowers, and leaves) are used for medicinal purposes. Linden tea made from the basswood's leaves is commonly used to calm anxiety and sometimes nausea. Wikipedia


You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.


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