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Linden

Tilia cordata

Small-leaved Lime/Linden

 

I love these trees, I with they grew well here in Perth.

The inflorescence is interesting with a large subtending bract. They may also be dried and used in tea. When in bloom the air around them is sweetly perfumed.

 

Under der linden

an der heide,

dâ unser zweier bette was,

dâ mugt ir vinden

schône beide

gebrochen bluomen unde gras.

vor dem wald in einem tal,

tandaradei,

schône sanc diu nahtegal.

 

Under the lime tree

on the open field,

where we two had our bed,

you still can see

lovely both

broken flowers and grass.

On the edge of the woods in a vale,

tandaradei,

sweetly sang the nightingale.

 

- Walther von der Vogelweide

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Taken on September 15, 2010