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Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata Mill.)

Also known as little-leaf basswood, small-leaved linden.

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Littleleaf Linden
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Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

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In its native habitat, found in late-successional stages of forests, mainly on calcium-rich soils.

In North America, habitat preferences are not well-known; mostly this species establishes near source populations from street trees or landscaping plants.

Tilia cordata (littleleaf linden) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Tilia cordata | Go Botany (About This Site)

Tilia cordata (Little-Leaf Linden) | Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder (About This Site)

Littleleaf Linden | Virginia Tech Dendrology Factsheets (About This Site)

Tilia cordata | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Tilia cordata | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Small-leaved Linden | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)

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