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Plant Name:

American Basswood

Scientific Name:

Tilia americana


American Basswood is a large deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellowish flowers.


Forests, woodlands, stream banks


Provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, mammals, and insects. The flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.


American Basswood has various uses, including in woodworking, as an ornamental tree in landscapes, and for its medicinal properties.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Flowers can be used to make tea or as a culinary ingredient

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Fun Facts:

American Basswood is also known as American Linden or Lime Tree.

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