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*Aucuba japonica Thunberg. Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel. Phen: Jan-Apr; Jan-Feb (of the following year). Hab: Commonly planted throughout our area, rarely escaping and naturalizing in suburban woodlands. Dist: Native of Japan and se. Asia.

ID notes: The most frequently planted cultivars have the dark green leaves prominently speckled with yellow.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = FNA12, K1, K3, K4; = n/a – C, F, G, RAB, S, S13, Va

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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