The duke's M. Oginskis Linden
The duke's M. Oginskis Linden is the large-leaved linden which can grow up to 35 m tall. The linden is fully meature, it height is 21,2 m.
The tree frequently planted in parks and gardens. In europe it is the symbol of beauty and happiness and the tree is also assigned to the goddess Freya.
Lindens was like life source for our forefathers. They made footwear and fishing nets from the tree. It soft wood was suitable for making dishes and spoons.
Leaves are usually 6–12 cm long and hairy on the underside, especially on the veins, and have a sharply toothed margin and heart-shaped base.
Flowers are fragrant, borne in groups of 2–6, and bisexual, with five free sepals and five free, yellowish petals. Each flower has numerous stamens (male parts) that are more or less fused into five bundles. Each ovary has five compartments, each of which contains two ovules. Each flower has a single, hairless style (female part).
Young leaves can be eaten as salad, and flowers have long been used in continental Europe to make a tea believed to have a calming effect. Flower tea is also used widely to ease coughs. Ir flowers are a rich source of nectar and attract bees, wasps, flies and moths. .