Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Tilia americana L. var. americana image
Photographer: David Lee           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Darrin Kimbler

David Lee

David Lee

Emmet J. Judziewicz

John H. Beaman

Know Your Trees

Michael Clayton

Matthew L. Wagner

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman

Robert R. Kowal
Family Tiliaceae
Tilia americana L. var. americana
American basswood, American linden, basswood
Tilia: classical Latin name
americana: for America
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree to 130' tall
Flower: Inflorescence a stalked cluster of fragrant, yellowish flowers
Fruit:Nutlike, hairy, roundish
Leaf:oval to round, heart-shaped to flat unequal base, edges sharply toothed
Habitat: rich woods

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Tilia americana L. var. neglecta (Spach) Fosberg
Tilia glabra Vent.
Tilia neglecta Spach
Tilia palmeri F.C.Gates
Tilia truncata Spach
Tilia venulosa Sarg.

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