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Sassafras albidum

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Sassafras

FAMILY: LAURACEAE

Sassafras albidum - Sassafras
  • Native to eastern and midwestern United States and Canada.

  • Height is usually 30-60'.

  • Leaves can have one or two lobes, or no lobes, often on the same tree. Rarely, three, four, and five lobed leaves will occur.

  • Sassafras roots were used to make root beer before being banned. 

  • Dried ground leaves are used to make a Filé powder to flavor traditional gumbo recipes.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
3445901 N Borthwick Ave
Right of Way
37' Height
41' Spread
6.2' Circ.
Sassafras albidum - Sassafras