Lime trees in flower

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.


Posted by Administrator on 4th July 2017  

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