Basswood | The Cove Forest

(Tilia americana)

A medium to large tree that frequently occurs in the understory but may also reach the canopy. The large heart-shaped leaves are finely toothed and have an asymmetrical base. The flowers and fruits occur in clusters on slender stalks attached to a leaf-like bract. Bees actively forage on nectar from the flowers and basswood honey is a favored product.