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The stately Pendant Linden Tree (Tilia petiolaris), an ornamental shade tree, has a dense canopy of broad dark green leaves, slightly heart-shaped, with evenly spaced teeth around the edges. Each leaf ’s underside is covered with small white downy hairs which cause a silvery sheen, especially in summer breezes. Sadly, most students miss this tree’s tour-de-force. In late June-early July, clusters of small yellow-white flowers bloom and their honey suckle aroma spreads from Old Library to Taylor and beyond. Swarms of honeybees (before their drastic 2006 decline) would flock to the silver linden, becoming intoxicated by its nectar. This tree, planted in the College’s central ceremonial core annually witnesses May Day festivities and other College events.