144599 Common Yew Taxus baccata Taxaceae Height to 25m
Dense-foliaged, broadly conical conifer. Bark Reddish, peeling. Branches Level or ascending. LEAVES Flat, needle-like, to 4cm long, dark glossy green with 2 pale yellowish bands below. Reproductive parts Male and female flowers on separate trees. Males comprise yellowish anthers. Females are greenish; fruits surrounded by bright-red fleshy aril. Status Native to Britain but also planted in churchyards.