D. Mezereum: shrub; leaves deciduous, narrow-oblong; flowers purple or white, sweet-scented, in clusters of 2-3 along the preceding years' wood before the leaves appear; berries red or yellow. - Spurge Olive or Mezereon. - Woods. Fl. March.

D. Laureola: shrub; leaves obovate-lanceolate, evergreen; flowers green, scentless, in clusters of 3-5 in the leaf-axils; berries bluish-black. - Spurge Laurel. - Woods and thickets. - Fl. March.