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Sassafras albidum


Plants / Sassafrass albidum
Length "
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated

An irregularly shaped and quirky deciduous tree rising to 30’ tall. Stems, leaves, and roots are aromatic. In the summer, 2 or 3 lobed leaves are green and turn a rainbow of colors come fall. Sassafras plays host to many moths and butterflies. Trees are dioicous, meaning they are either male or female. Males produce terminal clusters of yellow flowers in April, and females produce dark blue berries in September that birds eat. A drought-tolerant tree that takes poor sites well.

Well drained soils that are slightly acidic. Can be moist or dry. Does not transplant well.
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