Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum

Common Name: sassafras

Synonyms: Laurus albidus, Laurus sassafras, Sassafras albidum, Sassafras officinale, Sassafras sassafras, Sassafras variifolium

  • Life cycle: perennial

  • Milky sap: Not Present

  • Plant type: Tree

  • Thorns: Not Present

  • Plant family: Lauraceae

  • Leaf arrangement: whorled

  • Leaf shape: lance; oval

  • Ochrea: Not Present

  • Leaf margin: entire; lobed

  • Stem hairs: no hairs

  • Flower color: yellow

  • Growth habit: woody bush or tree

  • Stem: round or oval

  • Leaf structure: palmate

  • Leaf hairs: no hairs

  • Flower diameter: pencil

  • Leaf stalk: shorter than leaf