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Common Name: Sassafras

Species Name: Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees

Family Name: Lauraceae

Plant Type: Trees



Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Duration Perennial
Distribution in Oklahoma Eastern quarter of state
Sun Preference Moderately shade tolerant
Susceptibility None, but exotic laurel wilt found nearby in AR & TX



ID Characteristics



Habitat Hardwood forest understory, openings and clearings
Soil Type Varies
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6 to 8
Successional Stage Early to mid



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