Taxon  Report   7929    
Taxus brevifolia  Nutt.
California yew,  Pacific yew, Western yew
Taxus brevifolia, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: TAXACEAE  
Genus: Taxus
Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Taxus brevifolia var. brevifolia
JEF: Taxus brevifolia var. polychaeta
JEF: Taxus brevifolia var. reptaneta
More information about  Taxus brevifolia
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).