Taxus baccata (Common Yew)
Also known as: English Yew
Native: Europe, Iran, Algeria
Location: On limestone and chalk. Often occurs in the dense shade of Oak woods. Planted for hedges, shelter, ornament, and topiary.
Leaves and seeds are poisonous and the wood is hard and durable.
Leaves are comb-like above and below, pointing well forward.
Flowers open in March or April, males yellow about 0.6cm, females tiny and green.
Fruit are red fleshy berries about 1.2cm.