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Oregon Myrtle Flowers

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Umbellularia californica is a tree or erect shrub with many common names. An evergreen, it grows in the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada of California and in the Southwest corner of Oregon. In Oregon, U. californica is usually referred to … Continue reading

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Oregon Myrtle II

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The leaves of Oregon myrtle (Umbellularia californica), which I introduced yesterday, can be used in cooking interchangeably with commercial bay leaves. Oregon myrtle leaves have a similar taste to their “Old World” cousin (Laurus nobilis),¬†but are much stronger in flavor … Continue reading

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Oregon Myrtle

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As I sipped a cup of Oregon myrtle (Umbellularia californica) tea, I realized that this tree, native to California and Oregon, was worthy of a post. Oregon myrtle, the only species in the genus¬†Umbellularia, is an interesting tree possessing almost … Continue reading

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