Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 29, 2018

Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

Photograph A-1559. Gelatin silver process.

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

[Title from recto of mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian)
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
September 1945

Tilia tomentosa, also known as silver linden in the United States and silver lime in the United Kingdom, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It is native to the Balkan Peninsula and parts of Asia Minor.

Join Living Collections Fellow Terry Huang on Thursday, March 29, at 3:30pm for his Tree Mob™! The Power of Snowdrops. Terry will share his knowledge of these bright-white flowering plants, their relation to culture and folklore, and will also offer horticultural advice for the event’s attendees.

Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) traveled in Asia from 1920 until 1949 collecting plants for various institutions including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Geographic Society, and the Arnold Arboretum.

If you would like to read more about his work and travels, the Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum holds the Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962) papers, 1922-1962.

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