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Family Icon Family: Lauraceae
Area Icon Area: Albania
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Categories: Leaves

Laurus nobilis


Bay Laurel is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green and smooth leaves, in the family Lauraceae.

The leaves are glabrous, 6–12 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with an entire (untoothed) margin. On some leaves the margin undulates.

The bay laurel is dioecious (unisexual), with male and female flowers on separate plants.

Each flower is pale yellow-green, about 1 cm diameter, and they are borne in pairs beside a leaf.