Calflora
Taxon  Report   8183    
Umbellularia californica  (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt.
Bay laurel,  California bay, California laurel, bay tree, Oregon myrtle
Umbellularia californica, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Bloom Period
Family: LAURACEAE  
Genus: Umbellularia
Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis
ICPN: Umbellularia californica var. californica
More information about  Umbellularia californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (UMCA)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2019).