Botany Photo of the Day Taxus brevifolia

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Ignored or disdained as a “weed tree” for many years by forest industrialists, Pacific or western yew received an unsustainable amount of interest in the last few decades of the 20th century due to the presence of paclitaxel in its bark. Paclitaxel is used in the treatment of a range of cancers, including “ovarian cancer, […]

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