The small-leaved or cordate linden (Tilia cordata Mill.) is a member of the Malvaceae family.The tree can reach 30 m and live a thousand years. It is easily recognized by its silhouette with ascending but curved branches at the end.
The leaves have a heart shape, their upper side is very green while the lower side is duller with clusters of small red hairs on the veins. The leaves are alternate, serrated and pointed. The flowers have five petals and are yellowish-white in colour, fragrant.
Its fruit is round, hard and ball-shaped.It contains one or two small dark brown seeds.
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