Name: Cherry Laurel
Scientific name: Prunus laurocerasus
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 40
About: A shrub of woodland edge and hedgerows, also frequently planted in gardens and parks.
How to identify: Evergreen, with glossy green leaves, small white flowers and dark red-black berries.
Fantastic fact: When crushed, the leaves smell of almonds. That is cyanide, found in many parts of this very poisonous plant.
Photograph credit: Maggie