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Read more about Basswood at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Mountain Basswood, White Basswood
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Leaf bases unequally heart-shaped or nearly straight across, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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June Cherokee County NC
Flowers bisexual, yellowish or green, about 1/2" wide, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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June Cherokee County NC
Flowers in clusters hanging from a strap-shaped bract, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
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Flowers in clusters on slender stalk with leaflike, narrow, 4-5" long bract, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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July Pickens County SC
A large tree of rich moist soils, often with multiple trunks, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
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July Greene County TN
Leaves pale & closely tomentose below (except green on juvenile wood), per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
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July Jackson County NC
Balsam Mountain Preserve
Evidence of the basswood leaf miner.
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Fruit a cluster of brown nutlets attached to a 2-3" leaflike bract, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p317
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers p102
- Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America p156
- Landscaping with Native Trees p246
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p332?
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p202?
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p133
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p44
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p263?
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p350