Taxus canadensis Marshall
  • Arbust. Amer.
  • Canada yew, American yew, ground-hemlock, li du Canada, sapin trainard

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General Information

Shrubs to 2 m, usually monoecious, low, diffusely branched, straggling, spreading to prostrate. Bark reddish, very thin. Branches spreading and ascending. Leaves 1--2.5 cm ´ 1--2.4 mm, pale green abaxially, mostly without cuticular papillae along stomatal bands, dark green to yellow-green adaxially, epidermal cells as viewed in cross section of leaf wider than tall or ± isodiametric. Seed somewhat flattened, 4--5 mm. 2 n = 24.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora of North America @
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    "Straggling shrub with ascending or rarely erect stems to 2 m; lvs 1–2 cm × 1–2 mm, abruptly narrowed to a sharp point, attached by the shortly petiolar base to a decurrent sterigma on the twig; scales of winter-buds keeled, ± acute; fleshy seed ca 5 mm; 2n=24. Coniferous woods and bogs; Nf. and Lab. to Minn. and se. Man., s. to Va., Ky., and Io."

  • Provided by: [A].New York Botanical Garden
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    Other Local Names

    Canada yew, American yew, ground-hemlock, li du Canada, sapin trainard


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    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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