Sassafras tree, Laurus sassafras, Sassafras albidum
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Sassafras tree, Laurus sassafras, Sassafras albidum

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Fruit, leaves, male flower and female flower of the Sassafras tree, Laurus sassafras, Sassafras albidum. Handcolored stipple engraving from a botanical illustration by Pancrace Bessa, engraved on copper by Gabriel, from Francois Andre Michaux's North American Sylva Philadelphia, 1857. French botanist Michaux (1770-1855) explored America and Canada in 1785 cataloging its native trees.
 

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