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IMG_2048

Observed: 5th December 2012 By: RaptorRaptor’s reputation in PlantsRaptor’s reputation in Plants
yew
yew
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Species with which Yew (Taxus baccata) interacts

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Yew versus Irish Yew

Hi Cathal, if you compare your photos of this one to your other Yew entry, http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/307480, you can see the differences quite clearly.

The overall shape of this tree is much looser and wider, compared to the upright shape of the Fastigiata: you can see through this one, as it hasn't been clipped, but is showing the natural form.

And the leaves are individually very flat (as opposed to curly) and set in two ranks with a "parting" along the twig.

Hope this helps.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY