Tilia cordata, the Small-leaved Lime

Small-leaved Lime

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Lime or Linden

The Lime or Linden is a large deciduous tree that
can be found in the woods of central europe,
A Lime can grow very high, up to 40 meter.
It flowers in June and produce a very pleasant smell
In Europe there are two species : the small-leafed European
linden also known as the winter linden, or Tilia platyphyllos,
and the large-leafed, early-blooming summer linden.

Lime or Linden or Tilia vulgaris

Flowering of the Linden

The Linden flowers in June, and produces a strong fragrance
of honey. Together with the dense foliage , this tree is the
best one to sit and drink a cup of thee under its branches.
The fragrance of the Linden attracts bees in large amounts.

The linden or lime in the spring.

The linden or lime in the summer.

The linden or lime in the Decembre.

linden flower tea

From the flowers of the linden a delicieus tea can be produces.
It is said that this tea can reduce anxiety and induce sleep.
But it has an great taste. Poor a quarter liter of boiled water
over 4 teaspoons of fresh Linden flowers or 1 teaspoon of dried
Linden lowers. you can add Linden honey to make it sweeter.

lime-blossom in the Provence

Every year , on the first Wednesday in July, there is a famous
Lime blossom fair in Buis-les-Baronnies. about 300 tons of lime
bloosom is sold then, 90% of the annual lime production in France.
Limeblossom is then dried for a week and sold. The local cultivar
Tilia 'Benivay' is used solely for this purpose.

the Lime as a street tree.

A lime in its first fall.