Taxon  Report   2979 
Ephedra viridis  Cov.
Green ephedra,  Mormon tea, Mountain ephedra
Ephedra viridis
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Ephedra viridis
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Ephedra viridis
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Ephedra viridis, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ephedra viridis
© 2007 Steve Matson
Genus: Ephedra
Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Ephedra viridis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Jan 21, 2018).

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