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Tilia spp.

Tilleul
Lime Tree

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

inflorescence 7-11 cm

Flowering months

June

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

30 m

Description

The Lime tree, like the Oak, was holy to the old Germanic tribes and laden with history and legends. A sturdy tree with a long longevity. There are many varieties of Lime Trees. The wood is very light and pliable and has been used for carving.

Flowers

Groups of 5 or more, drooping panicles with up to 12 flowers, aromatic, yellowish. Flowers have both male and female parts.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, serrated, with stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy part surrounds a pit with a seed inside.

Edible

Leaves when young.

Medical

Flowers: to treat flu.

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