Part of mallow  family Malvaceae.

Native to midwestern and eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Said to make great honey, and make great lashing ties from inner bark.  Its wood can be turned into salt-to-fresh water membranes. [1]

Tilia hosts caterpillars of 150 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Said to sprout freely.  

References

[1]  "A super-thin slice of wood can be used to turn saltwater drinkable."  New Scientist.  2019-08-02.   Accessed 2019-08-05.

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