Taxus
yew
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Taxus baccataEnglish yew
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to southern Oregon.
Habitat: Forest edge, where escaping from cultivation.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Growth Duration: Perennial
Taxus brevifoliaPacific yew, western yew
Distribution: Occurring in forested areas throughout Washington; Alaska to California, east to southeastern Alberta, Idaho, western Montana, and northeastern Oregon
Habitat: Open to deep, usually moist forests, sea level to middle elevations in the mountains
Origin: Native
Cones: August-October
Growth Duration: Perennial