Thursday, August 20, 2015

Oh, Sassafras?

I found this tree sapling growing in one of my foundation plantings right alongside the corner of my house.

What do you think -- Could this be a sassafras (Sassafras albidum) seedling?

If so, do you think there's any chance that I could transplant it successfully elsewhere in the yard? I understand it gets to be a pretty big tree in time, so I don't want it growing right next to my foundation, but I don't know if it withstands transplantation or if it's not even worth the effort to try.

Or am I misidentifying this seedling completely?