Yew - Taxus baccata
Tree or bush to 20 metres, bark reddish brown and flaking, leaves shiny dark green narrow and pointed, in two rows. Flowers green, males with many yellow stamens, the female solitary or two together. Fruit enveloped in a fleshy aril, red.
Various locations, usually only individual plants.
February to April.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 138 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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