Calflora
Taxon  Report   2979    
Ephedra viridis  Coville
Green ephedra,   Mormon tea,   Mountain ephedra
Ephedra viridis, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: Ephedraceae  
Genus: Ephedra

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFEphedra nevadensis bvar. pluribracteata
JEFEphedra nevadensis subvar. pluribracteata
JEFEphedra nevadensis var. viridis
More information about  Ephedra viridis

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/27/2021).