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Ephedra nevadensis (Mormon Tea)

Ephedra nevadensis
Mormon Tea, Nevada Jointfir, Nevada Joint-fir

This spiky shrub occurs in southern Nevada and Utah, eastern California, western Arizona and into Mexico at elevations of 2,000 to 6,000 feet. The jointed, 3-foot-tall leafless stems have a strong vertical from. This species of Ephedra is similar in appearance to E. viridis except its stems are gray instead of green. The plants are separately sexed with female plants producing tiny cones. Plant in full sun and provide good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 3' - 5' (ft)
Spread 3' - 5' (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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