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Sassafras Tree Bloom

Description:

The bark of the mature trunk is thick, red-brown, and deeply furrowed. The wood is light, hard, and sometimes brittle. All parts of the plants are very fragrant. The species are unusual in having three distinct leaf patterns on the same plant, unlobed oval, bilobed (mitten-shaped), and trilobed (three pronged); rarely the leaves can be five-lobed

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SarahWhitt
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SarahWhitt

Logan, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on May 2, 2011

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