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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 31 / 2015

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    Magdalen Islands

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This plant grows in the mountainous areas of the Magdalen Islands (tiny islands off of Canada’s east coast). It looks very much like the Italian laurel I inherited from my grandfather, but these island plants have lighter-coloured, more slender leaves. When ripped, the leaves smell exactly like the sweet culinary laurel I use at home. I’m wondering what they might be (hoping it’s not toxic mountain laurel) and whether they’re safe to use in cooking. Many thanks!


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    I assume the plant in the foreground is the one in question. It is kind hard to tell with out its flowers and the rest of the plant. Wait until you see it in bloom to be certain of its ID for culinary purposes. the leaves of sheep-laurel(Kalmia angustifolia) photo on the link below seem to look similar to yours, but I only guessing. It might be some thing else completely different. Hope it will bloom soon and give you the proper answer. Best wishes!

    May 16th, 2016 at 11:22pm

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