tilia, linden, lime

Linden trees – also known as lime (though with no connection to the fruit) or basswood –  are found across the Northern Hemisphere. Linden has its root in the Latin lentus, flexible –  in English, lithe, and German lind: lenient, yielding. They are robust – bending but holding – and have been known to stand for 1000 years. Lime-blossom honey and perfumes are made from the tree’s flowers, and the flowers, wood and leaves have been used to treat anxiety,Read more