Taxon  Report   2979    
Ephedra viridis  Coville
Green ephedra,  Mormon tea, Mountain ephedra
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.

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

Alternate Names:
JEF: Ephedra nevadensis bvar. pluribracteata
JEF: Ephedra nevadensis var. viridis
More information about  Ephedra viridis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2020).