Sassafras leaf

Sassafras is a bush, or small tree, common in upstate South Carolina, and, no doubt, elsewhere. Leaves often have these characteristic three lobes.

 

For more on sassafras trees, see the Wikipedia article.

 

I decided to post an almost current photo, for once, to prove that there is a change of seasons on the way here.

 

Isn't God a great artist?

 

More detail visible at the larger sizes.

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Taken on September 17, 2007