No.1. In woods, usually growing in decayed wood. No.2. This dwarf species of yew, is not poisonous like the yew tree of Europe, for cows feed on it, and the country people make beer with it & use decoctions of it for rheumatism. No.3. It grows in dry mossy turf on old bogs, rocks or about the stems of large trees. The name is adopted from its taste which is that of the Canadian Maidenhair fern.