Ancient small-leaved lime, David North 1/3
Small-leaved lime, Stow Bardolph Hall, Lucy Denman 2/3
Common lime, Thetford, David North 3/3

Common Lime, Large Leaved Lime, and Small Leaved Lime Tilia x vulgaris, Tilia platyphyllos and Tilia cordata

The Common Lime is widely found in parks and towns. Lime wood does not easily splinter and therefore is used for bowls and morris dancing sticks!

Conservation status

Hybrid lines are widely planted. Small-leaved limes are an indicator of ancient woodland.

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Many limes have dense, twiggy outgrowths around their trunks giving them an unusual appearance. The flowers of this tree are supposed to produce excellent honey, and are extremely attractive to bees.

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