Native Daphne in Flower

Spurge laurel
Spurge-laurel (Daphne laureola)  Photo: Jo Parmenter

Spurge-laurel is very frequent on the Norfolk-Suffolk claylands, where it is typically spotted lurking on the banks of hedged ditches. This one was in a woodland between Holt and Fakenham in west Norfolk, on chalky clays in a dampish woodland.

spurge laurel
Spurge-laurel (Daphne laureola)  Photo: Jo Parmenter

This Daphne, being appropriately named Daphne laureola, Spurge-laurel is often mistaken for either Laurel or a Wood spurge.

Jo Parmenter  02.02.2019