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Sassafras

Sassafras albidum

Description:

An understory tree with fragrant leaves. This picture is of a seedling that shows the three leaf shapes common in sassafras: oval, mitten, and three-lobed (bird-foot). The root has been used to make tea and other beverages, although there is evidence that that the plant produces a carcinogen.

Habitat:

Well-lit mixed woods.

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drP
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drP

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2011
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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