Finn Hill

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Canada Yew

Yew · If · Nebaagaandag

Canada Yew is one of several varieties. This photo is English or common yew. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Canada yew or Taxus Canadensis is a small coniferous ground shrub. Its leaves are green in colour and flat, while its bark is usually a reddish-brown. The Canada yew has a bright red false fruit that blooms during the summer. Parts of the Canada yew can be used as a cancer-fighting drug and is harvested sustainably for this purpose in the spring.

Natural Environment and Outdoor Studies

Challenge Yourself!

Watch where you’re walking! Look around you and see if you can find the Canada yew.