A species of the Linden genus of the Malvaceae family, previously the Linden genus was usually separated into an independent Linden family (Tiliaceae). Deciduous tree 20-38 m tall with a tent-shaped crown. The bark is dark, furrowed on old trees.
The leaves are alternate, heart-shaped, long-stemmed, toothed, with a drawn pointed tip, green above, bluish below.
The flowers are regular, bisexual, with a double five-part perianth, up to 1-1.5 cm in diameter, yellowish-white, odorous, collected in hanging corymbose inflorescences of 3-11 pieces, with inflorescences there is an oblong yellowish-green stipule.
The fruit is spherical, pubescent, thin-walled, single- or double-seeded nut. The fruits ripen in August - September.
Blooms for two weeks in July, but in hot and dry summer flowering can be reduced to 5 days.
One of the main advantages of linden is its nectar-bearing. As a honey plant, it has no equal in the domestic flora, it gives the most valuable, fragrant honey.