Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Tiliaceae, Basswood or Linden family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Basswood, Northern Basswood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tilia americana var. americana   FAMILY: Malvaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tilia americana var. americana   FAMILY: Tiliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tilia americana 121-01-001   FAMILY: Tiliaceae

 

Look for it in rich coves, on rocky slopes, metabasalt boulderfields, rich north-facing river bluffs, calcareous Coastal Plain ravines

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Basswood, White Basswood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tilia americana var. heterophylla   FAMILY: Malvaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tilia americana var. heterophylla   FAMILY: Tiliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tilia heterophylla 121-01-002   FAMILY: Tiliaceae

 

Look for it in rich coves & on mesic to dry slopes (the drier sites usually on limestone), often one of the most abundant trees in Southern Appalachian cove forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain), centered in the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Basswood, Southern Basswood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tilia americana var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Malvaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tilia americana var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Tiliaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tilia caroliniana 121-01-003   FAMILY: Tiliaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, in the outer Coastal Plain usually associated with shell deposits, Indian shell middens, or underlying coquina-limestone ("marl")

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont (& NC Coastal Plain), rare in Mtns

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Little-leaf Linden, Small-leaved Linden, Small-leaved Lime
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tilia cordata   FAMILY: Malvaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tilia cordata   FAMILY: Tiliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, uncommonly planted, rarely naturalizing

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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