Photos of the Taxus plant on this page are on drivers side of car onThornhill Drive. This is a rather large planting, but I haven't been able to find a tag.
Photos were taken on 2010-09-29
Yews are classified as conifers, but female plants produce red, fleshy, single-seeded fruit instead of cones.The red fruit is called arils and may appear on female plants. They don't have a peduncle (stem) but are attached directly by the base. The arils often go unnoticed until they turn red in September, then don't persist very long after that.
The brown seeds can be seen in an opening in the bottom of the aril.
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