Camphor tree

Camphor tree

Cinnamomum camphora

  • Leaves with three main veins converging at two glands
  • Leaves smell of camphor when crushed
  • Flowers inconspicuous but fragrant
  • Fruit small fleshy black drupe
Camphor tree
Camphor tree

Sweetshade

Sweetshade

Hymenosporum flavum

  • Leaf stalks and branchlets covered with fine hairs
  • Flowers white to yellow, sweet smelling
  • Fruit brown or green capsule
Sweetshade
Sweetshade

Avocado

Avocado

Persea americana

  • Leaves > 1.5 inches wide
  • Flowers yellowish green
  • Fruit is an avocado, more than 2 inches wide
Avocado
Avocado

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Carolina laurel cherry

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Carolina laurel cherry

Prunus caroliniana

  • Leaves 1 inch wide or less, taper to a point
  • Fruit < 1.5 inches wide, black fleshy drupe
  • Flowers small, showy and white
Carolina laurel cherry
Carolina laurel cherry

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English laurel

English laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

  • Leaves 1 in. wide or less, rounded and abruptly short-pointed
  • Leaves with a few spiny teeth, mostly toward the tip
  • Fruit < 1.5 inches wide, black fleshy drupe
English laurel
English laurel

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