Plant ID forum: Unknown tree

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Beaufort County North Carolina
Lisauze
Apr 11, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Hi I have an unknown tree in a small wood patch beside my house. The wood smells so good when broken. I was peeling the bark of a broken limb and noted it smells like a mix of oranges, flowers, and an undertone of menthol. It doesn't have any leaves yet just a few flowers.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 11, 2018 8:05 PM CST
Maybe a Sassafrass?
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dave
Apr 11, 2018 8:06 PM CST

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Sassafras was my thought, based on those flowers.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Apr 11, 2018 8:10 PM CST
I think that is Sassafras albidum.
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plantladylin
Apr 11, 2018 8:52 PM CST
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) is a North Carolina native. If it is indeed Sassafras albidium, I hope you will consider uploading your great photos to the database!

More images for comparison on these pages:
http://www.ncwildflower.org/pl...
http://www.carolinanature.com/...
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Beaufort County North Carolina
Lisauze
Apr 12, 2018 3:58 PM CST
I thought so too until I found these leaves coming from a limb of the trees lower stump. They don't match up with sassafras leaves.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Apr 15, 2018 6:02 AM CST
Show us more of that newest image, without your thumb/hand covering key ID features. Show use where that branch with leaves emerges from, and more of the whole growing situation.
John

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