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SPURGE LAUREL Daphne laureola (Thymelaeaceae) Height to 1m. Hairless, evergreen shrub found in woods and scrub on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 8-12mm across and yellowish, with 4 petal-like sepal lobes; borne in clusters (Jan-Apr). FRUITS are berry-like and black when ripe. LEAVES are dark green, shiny and oval; in clusters at top of stem. STATUS-Widespread but local in England and Wales.