A couple of growths on what I believe is a laurel leaf. Are these galls? If so, is it possible to say what caused them?
No identification made yet.
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Can't help with ID I'm afraid, but they look like they might be the same thing as this:
I will check the laurel when I am next in the area to see if they have developed into the forms you observed.
However I have now checked through the British Plant Galls AIDGAP guide and there are no gall listed under Laurel, or its scientific name. So it is 1) a new gall; 2) not a gall, or 3) (most likely) I have mis-identified the tree.
These may well be galls, but what are they actually on? The common name 'laurel' is given in whole or part to a variety of otherwise unrelated plants, including some in the genus Prunus.
I thought it was a laurel but now I am not so sure. I need to check the plant.
Looking more closely at the photos it looks as if these are bay leaves - is this likely?
Sorry, I have not had chance to revisit with my tree book. Will update the post when I do.
I have taken another look at the bush. I am unable to identify it with any certainty. It is not Laurel and it is not Bay (thanks for the suggestion). I am favouring Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus).
Lat/Lng: 52.7122, -2.53116
OS grid ref: SJ642128