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Sassafras in Illinois

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chickiemama

OK you guys, now I want to go make some sassafras tea. It's cold in here and it sounds good. I have some roots in my tea cupboard which I cleaned and dried a few yrs. ago. ( :

lyndee

Sassafras tea is suppose to be very healthy. My Mom use to fix it using the roots when I was a kid. I didn't care for it then, but I probably would now. I think this is the first time I have ever seen the plant though. Well I've probably seen it but didn't know what it was! Thanks

texasstar7

What a cute story. My Dad taught me how to make a teensy cup and saucer from an acorn. Funny what you remember the most.

laurajane

When I was really little, my grandpa taught me how to make a drinking cup out of a 3-fingered sassafras leaf. He said in case i ever get stuck out in the woods. It wasn't until later that I reallized...if I ever got stuck out in the woods, I would just cup my hands and drink, or put my face down to the water. I think he just thought that the leaf cup was cool.

Plumpossum

I've heard that sassafras is the only plant that has three different leaf shapes on the same plant.

I wish I had some sassafras to chew on just now. . . .

morris186

Pretty, wish we had those up here!

Nana33

So pretty, Laura! Brings back great memories of when my dad would make Sassafras tea from the roots. Thanks!

CelesteH

Pretty awesome colors..
thanks LJ

jacquescamus

nice photo

laurajane

You're welcome, CM!

chickiemama

I love sassafras leaves. Thanks lj.