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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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sea-kangaroo

Date

October 5, 2014 04:15 PM PDT

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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person136793

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

Lancolate leaf changing to a three lobed leaf in maturity. Aromatic leaf when crumbled.

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leladudley

Date

September 14, 2014

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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coleharken2

Date

November 12, 2014

Description

medium sized deciduous tree with many slender branches. The leaves are alternate, ovate to obovate, and can be lobed. the fruit is a blue black drupe born on a red fleshy club shaped pedicel.

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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rmring93

Date

September 15, 2014

Description

large tree with grooved bark, leaves heteroblastic with 0-3 lobes, alternately arranged, smooth leaf margins

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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johnkilmer

Date

September 29, 2014

Description

Tree 5-6 meters tall, leaves fragrant when crushed, fruit recently dropped from red receptacle.

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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sschratz87

Date

November 6, 2014

Description

Identified by odor of leaf when crushed, and by heteroblastic leaf shape, and alternate leaf arrangement. Confirmed via teaching specimen at ASU, Google Images and Smith's Key

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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benwilliams

Date

September 26, 2014

Description

Alternate leaves with 3 lobes. Tree has a mucilaginous bark.

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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brentwagner

Date

October 5, 2014

Description

Small single trunk tree. Leaves vary can be 3, 2, or even un-lobed and very colorful in fall. Stem if broken has a smell to it like fruit loops.

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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elizabethrush

Date

October 17, 2014

Description

Tree with various leaf shapes and alternate arrangment. This plant can be distinguished by the 3 lobed leaf. Also when leaves are crushed they smell of lemon/citrusy.

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

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dwraybuck

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Medium-sized tree with simple leaves. Margins entire, some leaves with two or three lobes. Three main veins joining a little above the leaf base. Bark on stems fragrant when scratched, smelling like Fruit Loops.

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cem5f

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

State: Tennessee
County: Rutherford
City: Murfreesboro
Location: Back of store along fence line behind a couple of carports. In tree line.
Description: Low hanging branches, smaller tree, understory covered by some oaks.
Associated species: weetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), elms (Ulmus spp.), eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana), hickories (Carya spp.), and American beech (Fagus grandifolia).
Collection number: 21

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Description from Wikipedia

Sassafras is a genus of threeextant and one extinct species of deciduous trees in the family Lauraceae, native to eastern North America and eastern Asia.

No range data available.