American Basswood (Tilia americana)

       Family: Malvaceae

  • Also known as the American Linden tree.
  • Native to North America.
  • Bees and butterflies love the fragrant flowers in the summer.
  • But these flowers can aggravate allergies in some people.
  • Basswood trees are low-maintenance and can live to 150 years.

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A special thanks to the students of the Field Botany class at Mount Vernon Nazarene University who wrote the reports on the various kinds of trees found in The Woods. These students include Chandler Cook, Grace Hall, Emily Kauble, Keith Kitchen, Madison Lotz, Kevin Maurer, Christina Norcross, Caroline Phillips, Dakoda Ramsey, Jacob Schott, Emily Smith, and Katelyn Stone.

All photos linked in this Learning Station courtesy of D. Mosher, Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Appendix I

Plant surveys were done by the Field Botany class at Mount Vernon Nazarene University during the fall semester of 2016.  A summary of the class surveys for woody plants and herbaceous plants is available.