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This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Anglojap yew
Cultivar(s):
'Densiformis', 'Flushing', 'Lutea'
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Hybrid between English and Japanese yews

Description:
Evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, simple, linear; seed axillary, with red, fleshy aril nearly surrounding the green seed
Height:
Varies with cultivar
Foliage:
Dark green, lustrous leaves
Flower:
Small, red fruit
Zones:
4 to 7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained, sandy soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Broad pyramidal small tree or large shrub; spreading
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
Tags:
cpp, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1808

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