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Sassafras

Sassafras albidum

Where can you find this plant?

In Ohio: Throughout, common in eastern Ohio woodlands, fence rows, old fields and forms thickets.

At HF&G: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden, Culinary, also in Woodland Garden; Holden Arboretum, Wildflower Garden, Layer Rhododendron Garden.

Bloom time: Usually mid to late April, can last into the first week of May.

Growing tips: Very sensitive to disturbance and unavailable in the nursery trade. Best grown from seed in its desired location, or preserve bird-planted ones.

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