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Author: Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Taxodiaceae
Habitat:   Western, Central , Southern Europe, Northwest Africa, Northern Iran, Southwest Asia
Soil:   Sandy, Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium - Maximum
Height:  10 - 30 Metres
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   Common Yew, European Yew, English Yew.
Synonyms:  See below...

This member of the Taxodiaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found all over Europe and in northern Africa. It grow in a loos soil like sand, takes some water and some to lots of sun. It can eventually grow to 30 metres in height. Every part, except the fruits are poison.


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