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Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)


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An evergreen plant with shiny leathery leaves, 5-8cm. It produces upright flowers in racemes 5-12cm long. The individual flower petals are small, white and about 4mm long. It was introduced from South East Europe and is now widespread in gardens, parks but also, as pictured here, in roadside ditches. Picture taken at Stagsden, Bedfordshire - April 30th 2006

1st May 2006 by Diane Earl

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