American Linden - Tilia americana var. americana
A large tree (sometimes more than 120 feet tall) with a rapid growth rate, American Linden can live for 200 years. The crown is dome-shaped with spreading branches that are occasionally drooping. The trunk is straight or sometimes divided into 2 or more, and the bark is furrowed on older trees and is gray to brown in color. This species is widely ranging, growing as far west as North Dakota, north to New England and in the South. The fragrant flowers are yellowish white and arranged in clusters. The stalk is attached to a bract. Variety americana has smooth leaves.