What does the flowering reveal?

Photo: Arne Ader
 Translation: Liis
Lime flowers
 
  Small-leaved lime Harilik pärn    
 
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The last of our native trees to flower is the lime. 
In addition to the indigenous small-leaved lime there are about a dozen alien species used in city parks and streets. All have round or broadly eggshaped (ovate) leaves, more or less heart-like and with a serrate margin.
 
The so called city limes are already flowering, the native ones have just begun. The yellowish-green or –white flowers are gathered in corymbs. A pale green elongated wing-like bract is attached to the stalk of the inflorescence.
 

In summer days and the hazy light summer nights the buzz of insects never ends in the crowns of the honey-scented trees



 

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