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Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis

Umbellularia californica (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt. var. fresnensis Eastw.

Bay Laurel, California Bay, California Laurel, Bay Tree

Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: UMCAF

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 100 feet tall.
Fruit: Green drying to dark purple.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Habitat: Mixed woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-05-14
Research By: CBR

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