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

Cool mesic streambanks and limestone bluffs.

Species Description:


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.

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:

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
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