This is the time of year when the Linden, or Lime trees, are in flower and the scent can be a knock-out.

Most of our local limes are of the large-leaved species, TILIA  PLATYPHILOS and some are hybrids between the large-leaved and the small-leaved limes.  Their flowers are virtually indistinguishable: about 1 cm across, with pale yellow petals.  The sweet scent attracts hundreds of bees.

The biggest cluster of lime trees on the Common is along Royal Parade.

 

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