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December - Common Lime (Tilia x europaea)


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A large tree which is a cross between small leaved lime and large leaved lime. In July it produces sweetly scented greenish flowers. The flowers are in hanging clusters of four or more with a long oblong bract joined to the stalk, which remains as the fruits develop (as shown) Its leaves are up to 2-3 inches long. Pictured Cardington, Bedfordshire - December 2005

19th Feb 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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