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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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