Also called American linden.

Native to midwestern and eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus host to caterpillars of 147 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Said to sprout freely, make great honey, and make great lashing ties from inner bark.

Learn more about American basswood Tilia americana

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