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Yew (English Yew, Common Yew, European Yew)

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  • Common Name: Yew (English Yew, Common Yew, European Yew)
  • Latin Name: Taxus baccata
  • Family Name: Taxaceae

All parts of the yew are highly TOXIC, containing the substance taxol, which is reported to have caused death in cattle.  Taxol is used in the treatment of cancer and has the potential to paralyze the heart, so avoid this conifer at all costs.  Often trimmed and used as hedging.

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