Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yew Tree

There are so many different kinds of yew trees that I admit I do not know which kind grows here at the side of my little patio. On the other hand, I may have mislabeled this tree. In some cultures, the yew leaves are used for medicinal purposes; however, the yew tree is toxic, so don't try this at home! In the fall, it grows beautiful gray-blue berries just about the size of a blueberry. The birds in my yard don't seem to pay much attention to it, perferring pine trees and yupon bushes; however a large hummingbird feeder hung in the tree was drained of every drop of artificial nectar without my having seen a single hummingbird.

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