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Sassafras albidum
Distinguishing Features: Leaves with 0, 1 or 2 lobes
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: Reaches 40 to 50 feet tall , pyramidal or shrubby when young, rounded to irregular when older
  • Leaf: Alternate arrangement, leaves are entire or shaped like mittens, mittens can have left, right or two thumbs, leaves are 3 to 7 inches long, 2 to 4 inches wide, color is medium green, autumn colour ranges from red to orange and yellow
  • Flower: Dioecious; male and female plants, yellow, before the leaves, flower clusters about 2 inches long, individual flowers are 4 inches in diameter
  • Bark: Deeply furrowed, forming flat, corky ridges, red-brown in color
  • Fruit or Seed: Pendant clusters of bluish-black berries (drupes; 0.5 inch long) which are borne in scarlet cup-like receptacles on scarlet stalks (pedicils)
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