Taxon  Report   2977    
Ephedra nevadensis  S. Watson
Nevada ephedra,  Nevada jointfir, Nevada mormon tea
Ephedra nevadensis
© 2007 Steve Matson
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Ephedra nevadensis
© 2018 Richard Spjut
Ephedra nevadensis
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Ephedra nevadensis, 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 nevadensis
© 2017 Liz Block
Genus: Ephedra
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Ephedra nevadensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).