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Swamp Bay Laurel Tree

Swamp Bay Laurel TreeThe Swamp Bay (P. pubescens, Sarg.) is a slender tree, rarely 40 feet high, that frequently crowds out all other undergrowth in pine barren swamps along the coast from North Carolina to Mississippi.

Its densely woolly opening shoots and leaf veins, and the dull brown bark distinguish it from the previous species, as do also the long stalks on which the flowers and berries are borne.