Etymology: Taxus: classical name possibly from toxon for "a bow," referring to the woods being used by bows
Plants: perennial, 3'-6' tall, evergreen low shrub; stems smooth
Leaves: flat individual needles green/yellow beneath, 3/8-1", pointed
Fruits: red, about 1/2" diameter, berry-like
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 10, Wetland Indicator = FACU WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Gymnosperms: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"