Plant Index


Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

A family of about 50 genera and 2500-3500 species, trees and shrubs, of tropical, subtropical, and (rarely) warm temperate regions. Laurus nobilis Linnaeus, Laurel, Bay, native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and the bay leaf of commerce; planted as an ornamental and spice, especially in warmer parts of our area, but is not known to escape in our area.

scientific name common name genus family image action
Cassytha filiformis Love-vine Cassytha Lauraceae view
Cinnamomum camphora Camphortree Cinnamomum Lauraceae view
Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel Laurus Lauraceae view
Licaria triandra Gulf Triandra Licaria Lauraceae view
Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Lindera Lauraceae view
Lindera melissifolia Pondberry Lindera Lauraceae view
Lindera subcoriacea Bog Spicebush Lindera Lauraceae view
Litsea aestivalis Pondspice Litsea Lauraceae view
Nectandra coriacea Lancewood Nectandra Lauraceae view
Persea americana Alligator-pear Persea Lauraceae view
Persea borbonia Red Bay Persea Lauraceae view
Persea humilis Silk Bay Persea Lauraceae view
Persea palustris Swamp Bay Persea Lauraceae view
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Sassafras Lauraceae view