Local Species

Laurel Sumac; Natalie Dong
Project Name : Laurel Sumac; Natalie Dong
Description : 3) Laurel Sumac species report
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Laurel Sumac
What is the common name for the species?
Laurel Sumac or Lentisco
What is the scientific name?
Malosma laurina
What have you learned about this species?
Laurel Sumac is found along the Southern California and Baja California Peninsula coasts of the Pacific Ocean. It is known for its taco shaped leaves. Although the leaves appear moist and watered all year, the plant is highly flammable. Unlike many plants, Laurel sumacs grow all year long.