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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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