Common Name: Spotted Laurel, Japanese Laurel, Japanese Aucuba
Latin Name:Aucuba japonica
Family Name: Comaceae
Although there are no known hazards with this plant, it is inedible and only eaten by humans in an emergency. As it looks and feels like Laurel from the Roseacea family, it would be hard to be sure of the correct identity; so to avoid mistakes best to keep well away.