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Trail of Shadows, Longmire (Google, OSM)
46.750576, -121.8151016
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for context, see daily account for 3/31 at Trail of Shadows, Longmire. we puzzled over this tree for a while, but the tips of the needles were too pointy (and the needle length not variable enough) to be hemlock. finally determined that it was a western yew. there are currently no cones on the tree. this tree is a conifer.

Mar. 31, 2012 22:37:32 -0700
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Pacific yew - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY)
akumar's ID: Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia)
Posted by akumar over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Yes, that is right. Look closely at the leaf tips - there is a little point at the end

Posted by tewksjj over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pacific yew - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY)
tewksjj's ID: Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia)
Posted by tewksjj over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Cones! Cones! Those are female cones that you didn't see on the tree; not berries. Good job on the ID, by the way. Pacific yew fools a lot of people who are unfamiliar with it.

Posted by richard_olmstead over 2 years ago (Flag)
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cones! thank you, i edited my observation.

Posted by akumar over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pacific yew - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY)
akumar's ID: Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia)
Pacific yew - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia)
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