Persea borbonia

red bay, Carolina bay

Native to Florida

Species Overview

The red bay tree is a native which is frequently encountered in wet to dry hammocks nearly throughout Florida (Wunderlin, 2003).

Persea borbonia var. borbonia is found in coastal states from North Carolina to Texas (Kartesz, 1999).

View the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

Species Characteristics