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American Basswood
Tilia americana
Distinguishing Features: Leaf bases are not even, large heart shaped leaves, buds are dark reddish-brown
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: Grows to around 70 feet tall, shape is oval to irregular
  • Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, 4 to 8 inches long, broad heart shape, cordate or oblique leaf base, short acuminate tip, serrate margin, dark green above, pale green or silvery underneath, green or yellowish fall color
  • Flower: Small, creamy white flowersheld in loose drooping clusters
  • Bark: Gray-brown color, distinctive long, flat-topped ridges
  • Fruit or Seed: 0.2 to 0.3 inch in diameter, whitish yellow, rounded fuzzy nutlet, held in clusters
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