American Linden - Tilia americana var. heterophylla
Differing from variety americana in the leaves, in this variety they are whitish below with small hairs. Sometimes given separate species status, the range is smaller than americana; it is absent from the Northeast and Great Lakes region and is most common in the Appalachian area and southern lowlands. It is a smaller tree, typically less than 90 feet. The leaves are up to 8 inches in length with an asymmetric base. The flowers are larger than variety americana and are arranged in large clusters. The pale wood, known as basswood, is used for furniture and wood carving.