Taxon  Report   12457    
Ephedra torreyana  S. Watson
Torrey's jointfir
Ephedra torreyana
© 2018 Jean Pawek
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ephedra torreyana
© 2018 Jean Pawek
Ephedra torreyana, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Ephedra torreyana
© 2018 Jean Pawek
Genus: Ephedra
Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Ephedra torreyana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).