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Lauraceae -- Laurel family

    R. H. Brendemuehl

    Redbay (Persea borbonia), also called shorebay, is an  attractive aromatic evergreen tree or shrub of the southeastern  Coastal Plains. This tree's size and growth habit varies  considerably over its range and commercially important trees are  not common. The wood takes a fine polish and is used locally for  cabinetwork and boatbuilding. The seeds are eaten by wildlife and  deer browse the foliage. The leaves are used as a seasoning for   cooking. Redbay is also planted as an ornamental


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R. H. Brendemuehl

Source: Silvics of North America


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