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Genus: S

Sagina
Corsican moss
Salvia
lyre-leafed sage; pineapple sage
Sambucus
sweet elderberry
Sasa
bamboo
Sasaella
bamboo
Sassafras
sassafras
Saururus
lizard's tail
Saxifraga
strawberry begonia
Schizachyrium
bunchgrass; little bluestem
Scirpus
bulrush
Sedum
(sedum); (trailing sedum); October plant; Siebold stonecrop; golden moss; wall pepper; wild stonecrop; worm grass; yellow stonecrop
Semiarundinaria
bamboo
Sempervivum
cobweb houseleek; common houseleek; hens-and-chickens
Senecio
golden groundsel
Shibataea
bamboo
Silene
Silphium
cup plant
Sisyrinchium
pointed blue-eyed grass
Solidago
goldenrod
Sorghastrum
Indian grass
Spartina
variegated prairie cordgrass
Sphagnum
sphagnum moss
Spigelia
Indian pink
Spiraea
meadowsweet
Sporobolus
prairie dropseed
Stachys
Betony; hedge nettle; woundwort
Stokesia
Stokes' aster
Stylophorum
celandine poppy; wood poppy
Styrax
Japanese snowbell tree
Symphytum
comfrey

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Sassafras

Three species of spicily aromatic deciduous trees of N. America and Asia. Cultivated chiefly as ornamentals (but the species listed here has been used for other purposes also - see below).

albidum decid tree • ht 30 to 60' • zones 4-8

sassafras


edible, native, fragrant, wildlife
e US

Perhaps best described as intriguing, sassafras has several distinctive features. The tree produces three different leaf shapes (all mitten-like, with varying numbers of "fingers"). All parts of the tree are pleasantly aromatic. The tree yields oil of sassafras, which is used as a flavoring; the roots have been used to make tea; and the young, tender leaves and stems have been used as an ingredient in various dishes, including filet gumbo. In addition, autumn foliage colors of sassafras are often brilliant, and the small fruits are eaten by birds. (Some trees may produce only male flowers, and no fruit.) An interesting and attractive addition to the landscape. Prefers a moist, well-drained, acidic soil, but is quite adaptable.

cat # 1D8T
$15.95 each