Manolita Flowers

Laurus nobilis , or lauro is an evergreen shrub or tree up to 15 m tall, belonging to the family of lauráceas , To which it gives name. It originates from the Mediterranean area and whose leaves are used as a seasoning in the kitchen. Other names with which it is known are: common laurel, of the palo, laurel American paleo or laurel of the kitchen, the rustic . The common laurel is an evergreen dioecious tree 5-10 m high, straight trunk with gray bark and dense, dark crown. Rising erect. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, of somewhat coriaceous consistency, aromatic, with the edge sometimes somewhat wavy. Acute apex and base attenuated. They measure about 3-9 cm in length and have short petioles. The beam is a glossy dark green color, while the underside is paler. Flowers arranged in sessile umbels of 4-6 flowers. The unisexuality of flowers is due to a phenomenon of abortion, and proof of this is the presence of 2-4 staminodes in female flowers. The flowers appear in March-April, and are yellowish, without interest. The fruit

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