Taxaceae Taxus brevifolia Nutt.

Pacific Yew

Hesquiat - Other, Tools

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: Other
Use sub-category: Tools
Notes: Extremely strong and resilient wood used to make sticks for prying open mussels and chitons.

RECRD: 569 id: 39474