Species from Eastern North America
Common name: Sassafras
Photographed in Lorance Creek Natural Area, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Specimen tree S399
Lancolate leaf changing to a three lobed leaf in maturity. Aromatic leaf when crumbled.
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.