Taxon  Report   2979    
Ephedra viridis  Coville
Green ephedra,  Mormon tea, Mountain ephedra
Ephedra viridis
© 2007 Steve Matson
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ephedra viridis
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Ephedra
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Ephedra viridis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 23, 2019).