Pacific Yew, Western Yew
Synonyms: Taxus baccata ssp. brevifolia, Taxus baccata var. brevifolia, Taxus baccata var. canadensis, Taxus lindleyana, Taxux bourcieri
Pacific yew as seen on Hardy Ridge, Beacon Rock State Park.........April 20, 2015.
The scan above shows the upper surface of the
needles of Pacific yew.
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.