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Sassafras Tree

· Who Loves Root Beer? This is the “Root” that started the beer


· NATIVE TREE! One of few plants Swallowtail Butterflies will breed on


· Not a front yard tree, but grows well on wood edges. Will colonize


· All tree parts of Sassafras are important to nature, roots, leaves, & berries


· Full Sun to Shade in sandy loamy soil; water well until established


· 35’ tall tree at maturity with deep creviced bark Very interesting!


Sassafras Tree
Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar on Sassafras Tree

Photo by S. Hartley

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