Beware of 10 Poisonous Plants In Your Garden

3. Yew

The yew is an evergreen conifer, but it also grows shrub-like and can reach heights of up to 15 m. Its branches can stand horizontally or downwards and have an irregular or elongated pyramidal crown. The upper needles of the yew tree are dark green and shiny, while the needles on the underside are light green and matt. The seeds themselves are black-brown, woody and are covered in a cup-shaped manner. This seed coat is scarlet and juicy.

Yew needles and seeds are very poisonous. Eating two seeds or needles can already be critical. Possible symptoms are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Red coloring of the lips
  • Dilated pupil
  • paleness
  • nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Seizures
  • death
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