Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
laurier doux Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
swamp bay IUCN Red List Trusted
Swamp Laurel IUCN Red List Trusted
swamp-bay Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
sweet bay IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Sweet magnolia IUCN Red List Trusted
sweet-bay Go Botany: New England Wild Flower Society Unknown
sweetbay Conifers and Hardwoods, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
Sweetbay Magnolia Michаel Frаnkis, NatureServe resource Trusted
White bay IUCN Red List Trusted
White Laurel uBio Trusted


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