FAMILIAR TREES OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLEMSON EXTENSION BUL 117

Sassafras
Sassafras albidum
The sassafras tree has been famous since pioneer days for the "tea" made by boiling its roots. Leaves that are mitten-shaped, 3-lobed, and elliptical may be found on the same tree. The leaves, twigs, and buds are aromatic when crushed or chewed.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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