Bay laurel

species of plant

The Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, of the Lauraceae family) is also known as 'Sweet Bay', 'Bay Tree', 'True Laurel', 'Grecian Laurel', 'Laurel Tree', or simply Laurel.

Bay Laurel
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Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) flower buds and leaves
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L. nobilis
Binomial name
Laurus nobilis

It is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glossy leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. Bay leaves used in cooking come from the bay laurel.