Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1513

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

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

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow/Cream
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nut-like

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

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 (1968) 121-01-001:
Tilia americana   FAMILY Tiliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Basswood, Northern Basswood


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image of Tilia americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm0303y_10

March    Greenville County    SC

Old homesite

SC State Champion Tree

image of Tilia americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm0308o_21

August    Greenville County    SC

Old homesite

SC State Champion Tree

image of Tilia americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm150927_183

September    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

Leaves on mature wood green and glabrous below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Tilia americana var. americana

JK Marlow    s101017_tamericana

October    Mecklenburg County    NC

Leaf bases unequally heart-shaped or nearly straight across, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.