Pacific Yew (Taxus species)

Scientific Name:   Taxus species

Common Name:   Pacific Yew

Type:   Cultivated

Toxicity:   Poisonous

Berries/Fruits:   Fruit is bright scarlet red or sometimes yellow and fleshy surrounding a green seed.

Flowers:   Inconspicuous

Description:   The yews are evergreen shrubs or small trees with reddish-brown bark in thin flaking scales; leaves are dark green to yellow-green, shaped like a narrow sickle, stiff, 1.25 to 2.5 cm long, and pointed at the apex. Fruit is bright scarlet red or sometimes yellow and fleshy.


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