Mature #seed #cones with typical bright red berry-like cover called an aril. We ate it when I was a kid. Not that it was a delicacy. It’s very sweet, true. But more important was for us to try it because the seed inside is poisonous and must be spit out.🤢 #irishyew #taxus
Great photo. You dare devils! Did you know that the bark of the Pacific and the European Yews are the source of paclitaxel and docetaxel respectively - chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer?
Thank you very much Jacqueline! You know childhood. Everything forbidden is very tempting. I had no idea of the content of these substances. Very interesting information, thanks! Is this just in the bark or in the red pack of the seeds too? @awomanonabike