Found in the shade of the trail up to the top of House Mountain
This specimen was a sapling that had all three leaf types on one plant among many like it in the area on the ground. No sign of any fruit since they mature in late June-July. Found on the forest floor approximately 225 yds. SE from N. Campbell Rd.
Found just east of Altamonte, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. Temperate deciduous forest. Roughly 3 to 4 ft tall. Family: Lauraceae.
captured for leaf drop date. Phenology.
Deciduous aromatic tree, alternate leaves variable with three shapes: mitten-shaped with one large lobe and a small lobe, oval, or three-lobed.