Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees
S. officinale var.albidum Blake, S. variifolium var. albidum (Nutt.) Fern.
Lauraceae
Sassafras albidum (40351 Bytes)
A medium-sized, suckering tree of conical habit. Leaves vary from ovate to obovate with cuneate base, entire or with 1 or 2 conspicuous lobes. Dark green above, rather glaucous or pale green beneath, colouring attractively yellow and scarlet in autumn. Greenish-yellow flowers appearing in April or May.

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Other views: Leaves, trunk, timber

Cultivated: Germany

Author: Rainer Oberle

Ethnobotanical aspects of Sassafras albidum by Plants for a future database

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