American Linden – Tilia americana

Location: 7107 Kingsbury

American linden, also known as American basswood, is native to Ontario and NE United States. In Missouri it is typically found in woods, slopes and along streams. It is noted for its yellow flowers in June, which like the silver linden, also attract bees. Honey and tea have been made from the flowers. The nutlets produced in fall are attached by a strip-like wing up to 5 inches long. The tough inner bark (bast) has been used to make rope and mats; while the wood is used for shipping crates and boxes.

Beautifying University City, MO