American Basswood
Tilia americana

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WARNING(S):
Over-consumption of tea may be dangerous. See Notes.

Family:
Tiliaceae

Also Called:
Linden

Description
18.3-24.4 meter (60-80ft) deciduous tree with toother, heart-shaped leaves that are uneven at the base. Leaves can be up to 25.4cm (10in) long. Flowers are yellow and present June through August.

Location
Found in dense woods. Ranges from Southern Canada to Texas.

Uses and Parts Used

Bark
Inner bark tea ingested for lung ailments, heartburn, and stomach ailments. Poultice used for boils.

Leaves and Flowers
Tea used for headache and as digestive aid.

Notes
Frequent consumption of flower tea may cause heart damage.

American Basswood-- Click for Full Image
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