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Old 10-13-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Are bay leaves their own plant or is it basil?

I have a boatload of basil growing out there and I am just wondering.

The only thing I know about bay leaves is that my dads spaghetti sauce wouldn't be his unless there was a bay leave floating in it.



Anyone know?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Bay leaves come from the Bay Laurel tree, no kin to basil.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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It's such a beautiful plant!

If I ever stumble across one for sale, I'll definitely pick one up.

Fresh bay leaves for cooking .. the best.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Thanks guys.. I wasn't sure.... I guess my basil will just be basil!
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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If you're ever on the southern Oregon coast, a kind of Bay called Myrtlewood grows wild in groves along the roads. I used to stop and pick a years' supply of bayleaf in a minute.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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That's a beauty Snort! Thanks for posting that.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Wow! Thanks for the picture!
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