Day 270

The deadly yew

September 25th, 2012



This entire plant is poisonous, with the exception of the fleshy red arils surrounding the seeds. I had heard them described as "edible and sweet", so I tried one. It was definitely edible, but its hint of sweetness did little to combat its overwhelmingly slimy goopiness. Overall: not a pleasant dining experience.

One Comment

  1. Gigi says:

    Thanks for the info, Matt, I didn’t know it’s poisonous. I sometimes take pictures of the plant, it looks so festive.

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