Sassafras albidum


Synonym:
Family:Lauraceae
Common Name:Sassafras
Authority: (Nutt.) Nees.
Etymology:Sassafras = from the Spanish name for Saxifrage, Salsafras and albidum = "white"
C Value:2
Wetness:FACU
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
1
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Dioecious
Flower Type:Imperfect
Growth Habit:Woody
Leaf Arrangement:Alternate
Leaf Type:Simple
Leaf Margin:Entire
Leaf Toothing:also lobed
Flower Color:Yellow
Habitat:Moist woods
Status (State):Not Listed
Status (Federal):Not Listed
ID Tips:Fragrant, polymorphic leaves
Gee Whiz:The crushed leaves smell like fruit loops!