The magic of the sassafras tree has fascinated me ever since those early days. Do you know what it is?
How about now?
Does this help?
OK, if you haven't figured it out by now, here it is laid out for you. The sassafras tree has a variety of leaf shapes. You can have right-handed mittens, left handed mittens, mittens with two thumbs, or "mittens" with no thumbs at all.
All four of these leaves came from the same sassafras tree in my back yard. Isn't Nature wonderful?