Pacific Yew, Western Yew
Synonyms: Taxus baccata ssp. brevifolia, Taxus baccata var. brevifolia, Taxus baccata var. canadensis, Taxus lindleyana, Taxux bourcieri
The scan above shows the upper surface of the
needles of Pacific yew.
Locations on Mt. Adams Where this Species May be Viewed:
Found only infrequently on Mt. Adams, Pacific yew
may be found -
1. Occasionally found in the coniferous forest
on the mid-elevation western slopes of Mt. Adams.
2. Occasionally found along Rd #23 at the southwestern
corner of Mt. Adams.
The scan above shows a close-up of the lower
needle surface of Pacific yew. The ventral needle surfaces of Pacific yew lack
the grayish to white stomatal bloom that is characteristic of other flat-needle
conifers found on the mountain.