tree  Silver Lime (Tilia tomentosa). leafIt is a deciduous tree growing up to 35m tall with a trunk up to 2m in diameter. The leaves are alternately arranged, rounded to triangular-ovate, 4-13 cm long and broad with a 2.5-4 cm petiole, green and mostly hairless above, densely white hairs below, and with a coarsely toothed margin.

catkins The flowers are pale yellow, hermaphrodite, produced in cymes of three to ten in mid to late summer with a pale green subtending leafy bract. They have a strong scent and are pollinated by honeybees but the nectar is toxic to bumble bees. The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe 8-10mm long, downy, and slightly ribbed.fruit