Lime – Tilia x vulgaris
Plant : Lime trees can grow to 45m high and a single tree can be a great source of pollen and nectar for a large number of bees. They are native to Northumberland, although they are mostly found planted as ornamental trees in parks and gardens. They are a member of the Malvaceae family.
Flower : The tree flowers in July. The white flowers have five sepals and petals, which form in interflorances of four to ten flowers. Each flower is approximately 30mm across and has over twenty stamen.
Pollen : Click here to see more about Lime pollen.
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