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This is a contributing entry for Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
Sassafras is a native tree with pretty spring flowers and large, interesting leaves that turn beautiful colors in the fall. Its identifying characteristic is its three leaf shapes, ovate, shaped like a mitten or cut into three wide lobes. It is the main ingredient in traditional root beer.

Sassafras Lobed Leaf

Plant, Green, Flower, Botany

Sassafras Mitten Leaf

Plant, Leaf, Terrestrial plant, Flower

Sassafras Ovate Leaf

Leaf, Terrestrial plant, Flowering plant, Annual plant