Small-leaved Lime - Tilia cordata
Large tree to 30 metres. Leaves almost rounded with a heart shaped base sharply toothed only 4 to 7 cm long and 3.5 cm wide darkish green, with buff-orange hair tufts in the underside vein axils. Flowers 7 to 8 mm yellowish-white fragrant often erect.
Woodland, but also widely planted.
June and July.
Records are widespread over much of England and into Wales.
Locally common in Charnwood Forest but rare elsewhere in Leicestershire & Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 22 of the 617 tetrads.
It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
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