Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1330

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of forests, old fields, disturbed areas, fencerows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 deciduous tepals
9 fertile stamens on staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue-black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Laurales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sassafras albidum   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sassafras albidum   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-02-001:
Sassafras albidum   FAMILY Lauraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sassafras