Linden (Tilia spp.)

General Information

Family: Mallow family (Malvaceae)
Flowering period in Central Europe: Early spring to late summer
Months: 5–7

Allergy potential
Low allergenicity. Intense floral scent may cause irritation.

Not known.

Botanical Information

Widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. Mainly found in temperate climates, with some species thriving in subtropical climates of Mexico (southernmost distribution). Naturalized in some countries of the Southern Hemisphere (e.g., Australia, New Zealand).

Habit — Tree. Foliage – Summer-green, heart-shaped leaf blade. Reproduction — Axillary inflorescence consisting of three or more flowers, an elongated bract is fused with the inflorescence, flowers are bisexual and radially symmetrical, white to yellow petals, fruit is a nutlet.