laurel family

Laurel may refer to:


Lauraceae, the botanical laurel family, including:

  • Azores laurel (Laurus azorica)
  • Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis), the original true laurel that is the source of bay leaves used as a food flavouring.
  • California Laurel (Umbellularia californica), a related tree or large shrub.
  • Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), a natural source of camphor.
  • True Cinnamon or Ceylon Cinnamon Cinnamomum verum, the inner bark of which is used as the spice cinnamon.

Other unrelated plants:

  • Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), an evergreen cherry, often called just laurel in gardens.
  • Great laurel (Rhododendron maximum), another shrub of the Appalachian mountains.
  • Indian laurel, certain species of fig trees or banyans.
  • Laurel sumac (Malosma laurina), an aromatic, evergreen shrub of the southern California and Baja California coastlands.
  • Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), an evergreen shrub of the eastern United States highlands.
  • New Zealand laurel (Corynocarpus laevigatus), former name for Karaka tree.
  • Portugal laurel (Prunus lusitanica), also an evergreen cherry.
  • "Spotted laurel" refers to the variegata cultivar of the Aucuba Aucuba japonica.


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