Also called white sassafras, red sassafras and silky sassafras.

Native to central, eastern and southeastern 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 27 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Remarkable for its four forms of leaves:  🍂︎ non-lobed;  and lobed left, right and both.  Roots and bark are used to make tea.

Learn more about sassafras Sassafras albidum

Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Google Google images Michigan Flora USDA PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia recipe