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Sassafras (albidum)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Lauraceae
Family Common Name: Laurel family
Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees
Common Name: Sassafras
Species Code: SASALB
General Distribution: S. albidum is found within temperate deciduous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seedsexhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified for 120 days and germinate at 30/20 C.
References: Bonner, F. T. and Maisenhelder, L. C. 1974b). Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees. Sassafras. Pp. 761-762. In: C. S.Schopmeyer (Tech. Coord.). Seeds of woody plants in the United States. USDA. Forest Service. Agriculture Handbook No. 450.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.15 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.


Baskin, Jerry M.; Baskin, Carol C.. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/07/27). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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