Bay laurel

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Bay Laurel
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) flower buds and leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Laurus
Species: L. nobilis
Binomial name
Laurus nobilis
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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.

It is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glossy leaves, native to the Mediterranean region. It is the source of the bay leaf used in cooking.