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Common Name: Common Sassafras      Latin Name: Sassafras albidum      Size: 20 (min) to 35 (max)
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Sassafras albidum
Maximum Height: 35 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Sassafras
species: albidum
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Size: 20 (min) to 35 (max)
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Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
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Fruit
Photo Credit: Scott Beuerleine
Season: Summer
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Leaf shapes
Photo Credit: Scott Beuerleine
Season: Summer
Location: Seneca Gardens 2537 Broadmeade Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 206
Location: Seneca Gardens 2504 Seneca Valley Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 352
Location: Seneca Gardens 2405 Seneca Valley Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 353
Location: Mt. Washington, Cincinnati Sutton and Deliquia Mt. Washington OH
Specimen: 354
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Old grouping
Location: Mt. Washington, Sutton & Deliquia
Photo Credit: Scott Beuerleine
Season: Summer
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Bark Detail
Location: Mt. Washington, Sutton & Deliquia
Age: Old
Photo Credit: Scott Beuerleine
Season: Summer
Location: Boone County Arboretum 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union KY
Specimen: 355
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Grouping of young trees
Location: Boone County Arboretum
Photo Credit: Scott Beuerleine
Season: Fall
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
Specimen: 470
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Grove of mature trees
Location: Spring Grove behind admin bldg
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd Cleveland OH 44106
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.511228216666700 Longitude: -81.610139383333300] Specimen: 2888
Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.890878920000000 Longitude: -77.027768190000000] Specimen: 8147
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Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE

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Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE

Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.890921910000000 Longitude: -77.027750570000000] Specimen: 8148
Location: Miami Township Ohio Community Center
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.202698600000000 Longitude: -84.241231000000000] Specimen: 11315
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May 2018
Location: Miami Township Ohio Community Center

Location: Miami Township Ohio Community Center
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.202634900000000 Longitude: -84.241105200000000] Specimen: 11313
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May 2018
Location: Miami Township Ohio Community Center

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May 2018
Location: Miami Township Ohio Community Center

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