White Sassafras, Ague Tree, Lily-of-the-Valley Tree, Cinnamon Wood, Saloop
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), a member of the Lauraceae (Laurel Family), is a deciduous tree that grows to 70 feet tall and has green and yellow flowers that bloom in the spring. Birds like to eat the fruits of this tree.
This tree is found in open woodlands, fields, roadsides, and waste areas. It is native to eastern North America.
The species is the Latin name for white (Missouri Botanical Garden). This tree can often form large clones.