Sassafras albidum from Mary, SC

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Is this young tree in the maple family grown in sandy, loam soil?

Hi Mary,

actually, this is a small Sassafras tree, Sassafras albidum, which is in the laurel family, Lauraceae, not the maple family. Scratch the bark – it should smell sweetly aromatic.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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