The mitten-shaped foliage you sent appears to be that of a sassafras , a small to medium tree with fruit that turns deep blue and is carried on a bright red stalk.
Among the thousands of species he planted on LaGuardia Place are red and white oak, cedar, elm, birch, sassafras , dogwood, sumac, Virginia creeper and goldenrod.
Other trees are blackjack oak, post oak, and sassafras .
Rich hardwoods of myrtle, blackwood, sassafras and Huon pine mingle with common eucalypts.
Some traditional herbal products display known toxicities (e.g., calamus, comfrey, and sassafras all have been shown to have carcinogenic actions).
These are old forests of white oak and water oak and red oak and every kind of pine and dogwood and redbud and maple and sycamore and sassafras all of them making such a show of color in the fall that it takes your breath away.
There was something lonely about the figure of the old man wandering along the fencerow filled with sassafras and elderberry.
Associated species were pignut and mockernut, hickories, black gum, red maple, sassafras , sourwood, and white ash.
The dogwood, oak, chestnut, pine, red maple, black locust, sassafras , hickory, willow, cottonwood, and redbud dotted the landscape.
It was all washed down with a delicious tea made from the leaves of the sassafras , whose benefits were once known only to the Aborigines.