Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Canadian Yew
Taxus canadensis
Location: North edge, with white pine and blue spruce (7)
A conifer native to central and eastern North America, thriving in swampy woods, ravines, riverbanks and on lake shores. Locally called simply "Yew", this species is also referred to as American Yew or Ground-hemlock. Most of its range is well north of the Ohio River. The seeds are eaten by thrushes, waxwings and other birds, which disperse the hard seeds undamaged in their droppings.
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Genus: Taxus (yews)
Family: Taxaceae (yews)
Order: Pinales (pines)
Class: Pinopsida (Conifers)
Phylum/Division: Pinophyta (Conifers)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)