Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Canadian Yew
Taxus canadensis
Family: Taxaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

P
Habitat:
Cool mesic streambanks and limestone bluffs.

Species Description:
Shrub.

Phenology:
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Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Evergreen shrub with needle-shaped leaves; twigs are green, the needles flat, green on the underside, and the bases decurrent on the stem; the seeds not in cones but surrounded by a red fleshy aril.

Management:
Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Timber removal would be detrimental.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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