51 rows The Atlas of Florida Plants provides a source of information for the distribution of plantsSassafras albidum, commonly called sassafras, is a Missouri native, ornamental, small to mediumsized deciduous tree which occurs in wood margins, fence rows, fields, thickets and roadsides. Shrubby in youth, but matures to a dense, pyramidal tree up to 60' tall. sassafras albidum florida
Sassafras frequently develops a multiple trunk due to sprouting at the base. Sprouts appear to originate from the root system forming a cluster of showy, grey fissured trunks growing from the soil. This characteristic has helped it invade and colonize old fields and other disturbed sites.
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Page 3 Figure 3. Foliage of Sassafras. Other Roots: surface roots are usually not a problem Winter interest: tree has winter interest due to unusual form, nice persistent fruits, showy winter trunk, or winter flowers Outstanding tree: tree has outstanding ornamental features and could be planted more sassafras albidum florida Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond. Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago.