The Yew Tree-Taxus baccata

I took this picture of the yew tree in our garden,this morning as you can see from the blue sky its been a lovely day.Our tree must be a , female tree as it says "only one seed is formed from each female flower. The fruit grow on the female trees through the summer and single hard seed is partly embedded in a pulpy bright red berry show up from early September.
Oh so beautiful..love the color. now when you say female tree...does that mean there is also a male tree...and stupid question..does it have flowers???
posted October 4th, 2010  
Nice red and green, it has a summer feel to it your picture. I like the angle.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Love this photo. The color is so beautiful. I did not realize the leaves and nut were so toxic, good thing the birds only eat the red pulp berry. Nice photo.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Beautiful capture! Never seen one of these.
posted October 4th, 2010  
very pretty - we have one of these on the drive and it must be a girl too, as it has berries just like this -
posted October 4th, 2010  
This looks like a shrub in my yard, has the same berries. Maybe it's the same thing, just ours is trimmed into a bush? Pretty picture.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Diana, you must really have a beautiful garden. Great shot.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Very pretty, they're really bright and look good against that blue sky!
posted October 4th, 2010  
What a gorgeous tree--those berries are really interesting. Are they edible?
posted October 4th, 2010  
A beautiful flower, love the color, and the centers are neat.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Great photo and colors.
posted October 4th, 2010  
What beautiful colors!
posted October 5th, 2010  
love the red & the green:). nice pic Diana:)!
posted October 5th, 2010  
Beautiful photo
posted October 5th, 2010  
Such a bright cheery tree!
posted October 5th, 2010  
Beautiful shot Diana. They look like little lanterns.
posted October 5th, 2010  
Beautiful photo, wonderful colours.
posted October 5th, 2010  
beautiful shot! wonderful color!
posted October 5th, 2010  
I can't believe that's even in Britain.

I've just seen your comment on my latest photo. Diana, you win the award for most groan-worthy joke! (I love a groan-worthy joke.)
posted October 5th, 2010  
love all the colours here Diana, beautiful!!
posted October 5th, 2010  
I find it really hard to take berry photos and yours has come out beautifully. I love the colours and the light here. Lesley Haskell my mother-in-law (another 365er) from Wales says that because of the amount of berries we are getting on our bushes it indicates a very bad winter this year.
posted October 6th, 2010  
What a beautiful tree - love the berries.
The light is lovely.
posted October 7th, 2010  
I love the colors of these berries. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing.
posted October 7th, 2010  
I would not eat those berries. I remember one detective novel there they murdered people this this plant. On the other hand I read somewhere that all parts but the berry are highly poisonous.The seed is also poisonous. Beautiful shot this is anyway.
posted October 9th, 2010  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.