Taxaceae Taxus brevifolia Nutt.

Pacific Yew

Hesquiat - Fiber, Canoe Material

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 48

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Scientific name: Taxus brevifolia Nutt.
USDA symbol: TABR2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pacific Yew
Family: Taxaceae
Family (APG): Taxaceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Canoe Material
Notes: Extremely strong & resilient wood used for implements requiring strength, such as paddles.

RECRD: 567 id: 39471