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Sassafras

Plant Type: Tree
Habitat: Fields, Roadside, Disturbed
Light Requirements: sun, part sun, shade
Soil Moisture: mesic, wet
Soil Type: well-drained. Rich , moist sandy , acid
Height: 30 to 60 ft
Bloom Time: spring
Flower Colour: yellow
Comments: Dark shiny blue berries. Large taproot & root suckers. May appear to be a shrub if suckers are let to naturalize. Larval host for Spicebush Swallowtail and Tiger Swallowtail.
Germination: Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F
Picture Copyright: John Oyston
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