Sassafras

Tree Description:

0-019  The sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum) is an aromatic native species known for its fall color, spring flowers, red fruits (on female trees only), and the root beer flavored  “tea” or tonic made from its roots by pioneers. There are several groups of sassafras in Oak Ridge, and each group probably originated as root sprouts from spontaneous seedling trees – note other sassafras tree nearby. Some of the groups are female while others are male.

0-043     Sassafras trees (Sassafras albidum) are found in at least three groves at Oak Ridge. This one has the most ramets, or trees grown from a common root system.

0-044     Sassafras trees (Sassafras albidum) are found in at least three groves at Oak Ridge. This one is the nearest to the entrance and consists of two large specimens sprouted from a common root system.

 

Location:

0-019      39.825528 N, 89.655519 W
0-043     39.822892 N, 89.654306 W
0-044     39.821395 N, 89.655682 W

Map:

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