Sassafras albidum

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Common Name: Sassafras

Details/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.

Plant Type: Tree

Habitat: Fields, Roadside, Disturbed

Light Requirements: sun, part sun, shade

Soil Moisture:

Soil Type: well-drained. Rich , moist sandy , acid

Height: 30 to 60 ft

Bloom Time: spring

Flower Colour: yellow

Germination Requirements: 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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