Ephedra viridis

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Common Name:

Mormon Tea

Origin:

California

Description:

Evergreen Shrub

“The Navajo brewed the tops into a drink for use as a cough medicine. Other indians roasted the seeds, ate them whole or ground them into a meal for various uses” (Elmore and Janish, Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands, 1976).

Characteristics:

Temperature: Hardy to 0F

Size: 4 ft. tall

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