Taxon  Report   2971 
Ephedra aspera  Engelm. ex S. Watson
Mormon tea,  Rough jointfir
Ephedra aspera
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Ephedra aspera, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ephedra aspera
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Genus: Ephedra
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ephedra clokeyi
ICPN + PLANTS: Ephedra fasciculata
PLANTS: Ephedra nevadensis var. aspera
PLANTS: Ephedra reedii
ICPN + PLANTS: Ephedra fasciculata var. clokeyi
ICPN + PLANTS: Ephedra fasciculata var. fasciculata
More information about  Ephedra aspera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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