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Plant Details

Persea palustris

Swamp Bay

Scientific Name:

Persea palustris

Common Name:

Swamp Bay

Plant Family

Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Evergreen Tree

Bloom Color(s):

yellowish

Size in Feet:

25 - 30

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Coast

Notes:

Recently split from Persea borbonia, Redbay

Leaves

Swamp Bay leaves often have galls that are a good id mark, as shown here on the leaf on the lower right.

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Underside of leaf

Leaves are sparsely to densely hairy beneath with rust-colored principle veins.

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Flowers

Swamp Bay twigs are also densely rusty-pubescent.

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Fruit (drupe)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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