99. Mexican Linden

Lindens are also known as Basswood. In England they are called “Lime” although they are not related to citrus. Lindens are widespread in eastern North America but taxonomic classification is unclear. Many botanists now consider what had been separate species to all be varieties of Tilia americana. This tree from the mountains of northern Mexico has been described as Tilia mexicana and as Tilia Americana variety mexicana. Bees make a fine honey from Basswood flowers and the wood is a favorite of wood carvers.