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Bay Laurel

Laurus nobilis

Plant Data

Order:
Laurales
Family:
Lauraceae (Laurel)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pale yellowish-green flowers in clusters borne at the leaf axils. Male and female flowers are on separate trees.
Fruit:
Each fruit is an oval glossy, black berry which is about 1cm in length and contains a seed.
Leaves:
An evergreen tree or shrub. Simple, green, smooth, glossy and hairless leaves. The leaf margins are wavy.
Maximum Size:
20 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
Bay leaves can be eaten and are not poisonous. They can be eaten either fresh or dried.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The foliage has a pleasant fragrance to it.
Other Names:
Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurel Tree, Sweet Bay, True Laurel.
Habitats:
Gardens.