In the humid, shady areas and bottom of the closed valleys, we can find mid-European forest splinters: beech (later) or deciduous mixture. The tilia platyphyllos are isolated specimens that are part of mixed forests with small leaf ash, ‘oma’, white maple or oak trees. This beautiful tilia platyphyllos has found the moisture of the stream near its corner, like the hazels. Outside these environments, both disappear and the hazel is replaced by a shrub layer dominated by the buxus. Below, ivy dominate the soil accompanied by mosses, strawberries or the hepatica.
The tilia platyphyllos can be large or small. The fruits of the big leaf (5-12 cm with white hairs on the nerve axils), are globose and with quite marked ribs. The small leaf tilia platyphyllos (3-10 cms and reddish hairs on the armpits) has globose fruit without ribs. Laxative infusions are made with flowers and bracts (false leaflets that accompany the flower) from the small leaf ting. With the flowers of the big leaf tilia platyphyllos, pillows are re-filled to fight insomnia.
This tilia platyphyllos is what we saw without fruit but it seems like a large leaf tilia platyphyllos.