Sassafras albidum
Common name: Sassafras
Family: Lauraceae
Physiographic Region(s) Inhabited by Plant:
Mountain Piedmont Coastal Plain
Region: Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
States: Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Plant Type: Tree, Small/Medium (Understory)
Height: 35 - 50 feet
Spreads: 35 - 50 feet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Texture: Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist
pH: 4.5 - 7.2
Blooms in: April to April
Bloom Color: yellow-green
Bears Fruit: September to October
Fruit Type: fleshy
Fruit Color: dark blue
Fall Color: yellow, orange, purple
Evergreen: no
Ground Cover: no
moist, well drained soils of open woodlands; sea-level to ~4430 feet
Wildlife Use: Song Birds, Small Mammals
Notes: edible and medicinal uses; provides spring and fall color