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The European Yew (Taxus baccata) is an evergreen tree in the Taxaceae family. It is also known as the English Yew.

It is native to Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran, and southwest Asia. 

The European Yew grows to 10-20 metres (35-65 feet) tall. 

It has a thin, scaly brown bark and flat dark-green poisonous leaves. It has seed cones with a single seed that develops into a soft, bright-red berry-like fruit called an aril. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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