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Basswood, Lime

American Linden has fragrant pale yellow flowers with a long, narrow, light-green bract that appear in June. The tree (60-80 ft) has heart-shaped leaves and is commonly planted along city streets across North America.

Linden is native to North America and can be found on dry upland areas as well as moist, low woods.

Did you know? Linden flowers are very popular with bees. When a tree is in full bloom, there may be so many bees that you can hear their buzzing several feet away.