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We recently found a plant next to the house and after research I found it was a Sassafras tree! YEAH!
I started looking around and found several more plants as well as two trees that are quite large 8" - 10"+ in diameter! DOUBLE YEAH!!

Here is where the help is needed...
I also found plants that look VERY similar to the three leaf sassafras ... except the leaves are jagged.
And when I crushed or scraped them they didn't have the fragrant smell of the sassafras leaf/stem.

Several sites say it is mullberry ... but the leaves are NOT heart shaped!
One sight said "How to tell the difference between a sassafras and mulberry leaf".
When I looked at the mulberry leaf pictures...they weren't even close to the sassafras leaf!
I'm SURE even I couldn't/wouldn't confuse the two leaves...!??
Who ever put that site up must have been drying and smoking something... haha

Anyways ... if anyone has any ideas what this plant might be...I'd sure like a shout out!

Many Thanks...
Tom Clodfelter
McDermott OH
 
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Pictures would really help!

When you say three-leaf, do you mean a leaf with 3 lobes, kinda like a bird's footprint?

I don't think all mulberry leaves are heart shaped. This picture of white mulberry, for example, shows no heart-shapiness. Certainly not 3-lobed though...

 
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