Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Taxus canadensis Marshall image
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Family Taxaceae
Taxus canadensis Marshall
American yew, Canadian yew, ground-hemlock
Taxus: classical name possibly from toxon for "a bow," referring to the woods being used by bows
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial, 3'-6' tall, evergreen low shrub; stems smooth
Fruit:red, about 1/2" diameter, berry-like
Leaf:flat individual needles green/yellow beneath, 3/8-1", pointed

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Taxus baccata L. subsp. canadensis (Marshall) Pilg.
Taxus baccata L. var. minor Michx.
Taxus minor (Michx.) Britton
Taxus procumbens Lodd.

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