Sassafras, Sassafras albidum, female flowers (#s 1-19), male flowers (#s 19-31), leaves (#s 32-65), bark exposed by beaver (#s 66-82), and trees (#s 83-98).

Sassafras, Sassafras albidum, a member of the Lauraceae (laurel family) is a common tree in eastern North America. The inner bark, particularly that of the root, is the source of Sassafras tea, widely used in rural mountainous regions of eastern North America as a spring tonic, blood purifier, etc. The muclaginous leaves are the starting material for gumbo filé, a Cajun cultural soup base.

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