Mittens?

What is the sassafras tree making mittens for in the summer?!

2 lobed sassafras

I spy mitten leaves on the sassafras tree!  The sassafras tree has one, two, and three lobed leaves and if you crush the leaves they smell like root beer.

Happy Fourth of July!

Ann

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8 comments

    • I guess it was used for root beer but was banned by FDA for potential liver damage and cancers.

    • I don’t remember seeing them in the Boston area but then again I don’t think I was looking very hard (too much time in an office back then).

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