Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
These wonderful deciduous trees can reach a height of 50 to 120 feet. Their leaves are fragrant, sometimes having a root beer scent. They have smooth-edged leaves with three varying shapes; elliptical, 2-lobed, or 3-lobed. Sassafras trees have beautiful fall colors of reds, purples, yellows, and oranges. You may be surprised at how much you will enjoy having this tree in your yard.
Watch how we found a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar on this plant.