The Irish Yew (Taxus baccata – ‘Fastigiata’) is an evergreen, coniferous tree in the Taxaceae family. It is thought to be a mutant form of the Common European Yew (Taxus baccata).
It is native to Europe.
The Irish Yew grows to about 7 metres (23 feet) tall.
It has a thin, scaly brown bark and flat dark-green poisonous leaves, called needles.
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, October 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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