Part of mallow  family Malvaceae.

Native to midwestern and eastern North America.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).

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.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Said to sprout freely.  

References

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

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