Sassafras, Lauraceae family

Where’s the mitten?!

Can you see the 3 leaf shapes? The simple oval leaf, “mitten” leaf with 1 thumb and 3 lobed one (hiding behind the torn-looking leaf on left). Used in File Gumbo for its mucilaginous properties and citrusy flavor. Photo taken on the Wheaton College campus in MA at the International Herbal Symposium on a *fabulous* walk with Cascade Anderson Geller :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: