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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Taxus floridana

Florida Yew

Scientific Name:

Taxus floridana

Genus:

Taxus

Species Epithet:

floridana

Common Name:

Florida Yew

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Taxaceae (Yew Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

September

Habitat Description:

Mesic bluffs and ravines. Endemic to Panhandle FL.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

Federal Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Deer love to browse on yew. Dioecious. Seed encased in cuplike, red aril.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TAFL

http://fnpsblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/plant-profile-taxus-floridana-florida.html



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