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Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)


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The berries on the Cherry Laurel are now starting to form. cherry Laurel is an evergreen plant with shiny leathery leaves, 5-8cm. It produces upright flowers in racemes 5-12cm long. The individual flower petal are small white and about 4mm long. The berries ripen in late summer changing from green to red then black. It was introduced from SE Europe and is now widespread in gardens, parks but also in roadside ditches. Picture taken at Stagsden, Bedfordshire 18th June 2006.

18th Jun 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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