Yew fruit

I think this is Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata). This specimen is sure productive early in the summer season, but I guess it takes a while for the fruit to mature.

One comment

  1. Pooh says:

    When I first read cuspidata, my brain wanted to make it cuspidor, which then triggered the childish song stolen from Bizet’s “Carmen”.

    Toreador-a, don’t spit on the floor-a.
    Use the cuspidor-a, that’s what it’s a-for-a!

    “Carmen” is my favorite opera, but who knows why these words get stuck in my brain!