Skip to comments.A Yew for You
Posted on 05/12/2019 9:20:40 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
From Poison Berries, to English Longbowmen and a new Elixir of Health
Yew bushes are quite common in gardens as ornamental shrubs and hedges. They are liked for being hardy, and soil and moisture tolerant evergreens. In addition, the have nice red berries in the fall.
Please note: the orange/red juicy fruits are quite palatable but have poisonous seeds in the center. Their poison was already known two millennia ago (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxus_baccata ) and appeared to be the choice of soldiers to die when not wanting to fall alive into the hands of the enemy.
Yew know this thread will be full of puns.
Would the plural of yew be youse, guys?
A yew tree is a nice addition to a playground. Doesn’t grow too high, and all of those nice, springy branches to climb on. Have to warn the kids about the berries, though.
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