Laurus nobilis

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Name and publication

Laurus nobilis L., Sp. Pl. 1: 369 (1753).

Description

Bay laurel leaves are stiff, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 5-9 cm long x 2-3 cm wide, short-petioled.

Nativity and distribution

Laurus nobilis is native to Eurasia and north Africa but widely cultivated.

Family

Lauraceae