And then there's the file powder, the ground leaves and stems of the sassafras tree
. Without roux and file, gumbo isn't a thick and rich stew.
Indeed, he makes the point that although the sassafras tree
was used as a tonic and as a flavoring in root beer, a chemical found naturally in the plant can cause liver damage and cancer.
The host plants for this butterfly include the spicebush, from which it gets its common name, and the sassafras tree
Its main ingredient is Piperonyl methyl ketone (PMK), better known as a synthesised derivative of the sassafras tree
whose bark is used to make aromatherapy oils.
Sassafras is the dried bark of the sassafras tree
, Sassafras albidum, which is native to North America.
For example, some have controls on "Sassafras Oil" - a root bark distilled from the sassafras tree
- while others do not.
There is a snapshot of an old campus sassafras tree
. Because of its aged and forlorn state, the maintenance department decides that the old tree needs to be cut down.
If I could find a sassafras tree
, I knew I could relieve my thirst by chewing its leaves.
A new clearwing borer on sassafras tree
from Jiangxi and Hunan, China (Lep.
Lovers of history must stop by the City Cemetery on Huntington Street to see the 66-foot-tall sassafras tree
growing there, 18 feet in circumference.
Campers and other parks visitors can hike the trails or kayak in Trap Pond State Park to capture a stunning spectrum of red and orange colors from the bald cypress, red maple, tupelo and sassafras trees
that dot the shoreline and forests.
On 2 Sep 2014, nine open-grown sassafras trees
(38-61 cm diameter at breast height) were observed with wilt-like symptoms near Bernice (Union Parish), in northern Louisiana (32.814184[degrees]N, 92.671021[degrees]W).