- YEW: Taxus baccata, Taxus spp.
- Origin: Europe, north Africa, western Asia
- Toxicity: Fruit and seeds are most toxic.
- Part Used: Needles, tip of branches, bark, berry, wood.
- Lore: It is said in Norse legends that Yew stands between two worlds and thus it can be used to trap souls within it. It was once used for arrow poison.
- Magick: Banishing. Incense used to raise the dead. Transformation, astral travel, necromancy, contacting ancestors, skill with words. Clairvoyance, divination, peace, protection.
- Used for runes, wands, bows, staves.
- Other: Sacred tree of the Druids.
- Represents Yule because it stands between life and death, representing both.
- Symbol of stability due to its long life.