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  • 101airborne
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    [QUOTE=Oscar Wilde;38457My woods are full of these trees but I've never seen these flowers.[/QUOTE]

    Same here. At least I've never noticed. We have hundreds of these trees from a few inches tall to over 20' tall all over our woods.

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by Oatmealer View Post
    It is the main flavor for Root Beer, but now they use artificial Sassafras flavoring. I guess it's for good reason!
    Hasn't been in about 40 plus years. But yes it was the main ingredient in root beer.

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  • Oatmealer
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    It is the main flavor for Root Beer, but now they use artificial Sassafras flavoring. I guess it's for good reason!

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  • PT945
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    Large quantities will inhibit important liver enzymes and has been proven to cause cancer in lab rats. So make sure if you use it you do so in moderation.

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  • hminus
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    And if you eat too much of it.. you get the squirts... my grandma told me the indians used to chew on it... next thing I know.... MUD!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Oscar Wilde
    started a topic Sassafras

    Sassafras

    The Sassafras tree is a source of food and provides medicinal benefit as well.
    http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/s/sassaf20.html
    My woods are full of these trees but I've never seen these flowers.
    http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Pla...Sassafras.html

    O.W.
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