Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966
Alternate Title: Meadow Road in the snow near the Linden (Tilia) Collection
Meadow Road, Linden Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Commonly called linden, lime, and basswood, Tilia are mostly large, deciduous trees, reaching typically 20 to 40 metres (65 to 130 ft) tall, with oblique-cordate leaves 6 to 20 centimetres (2 1⁄4 to 7 3⁄4 in) across. Lime trees are hermaphroditic, having perfect flowers with both male and female parts, pollinated by insects.
According to the Encyclopedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic, and Lore, lindens are an ancient symbol of love, healing, and good luck, and Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) owed his family name to lindens that grew close to his family home.
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