Tilia americana (American basswood)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaf blades large, obliquely heart-shaped with one side lower than the other, singly toothed
  • Buds broad, obliquely sessile, lopsided, lustrous green or reddish brown
  • Fruit a globose, woody nut, borne on a long, leafy bract
  • Bark thick, with many long, narrow, nearly parallel ridges
  • Sprouts usually found at the base of living trees or stumps

Sourced from page 281 of "Michigan Trees"


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