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Taxus baccata

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
English yew
Cultivar(s):
Repands, Overynderi
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Description:
Evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, simple, linear; seed axillary, with red, fleshy aril nearly surrounding the green seed
Height:
30-60 ft.
Flower:
Yellow flowers on male plants; red fruit on female plants
Zones:
6-7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Broad shrubby habit; multi-stemmed; horizontal branches
Poison Part:
Bark, leaves, seed pit (red, fleshy surrounding part, called the aril, is OK to eat)
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nervousness, trembling, slow pulse, pupil dilation, difficult breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, convulsions; may be fatal
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: The red arils, in small amounts, are edible. The green seed is toxic.
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloid taxine
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, may be fatal if eaten!
Found in:
Forest or natural area, rare in mountains; landscape as cultivated ornamental woody shrub
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
0.5-1.2 in. feather like, dark green leaves; lustrous underneath
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2216

Taxus baccata Taxus baccata