Lindens guard the entrance to Wheaton College. Crimean Linden is the result of a hybrid cross between Tilia cordata (Littleleaf Linden) and Tilia dasystyla.

COMMON NAME: Crimean Linden
LATIN NAME: Tilia X euchlora
FAMILY: Tiliaceae
LOCATION: Along E. Main Street

Lindens guard the entrance to Wheaton College. Crimean Linden is the result of a hybrid cross between Tilia cordata (Littleleaf Linden) and Tilia dasystyla.Lindens lining E. Main Street.
Tilia fruits hang below a pale green or yellow bract which acts like a wing to aid in wind dispersal. The brown wooly covering of hairs, pointy tip, and slight ribbing on the fruits distinguish this species from other lindens.A close-up of Tilia fruit.
Tilia leaves are heart-shaped with uneven bases and toothed (serrated) margins. The lustrous upper surface and brown hairs in the axils of the leaf veins on the lower surface help distinguish this species from other lindens.The bark of Tilia.

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