Ephedra californica

Mormon Tea

Plant family: Ephedraceae - Ephedra

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Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A

 
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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season
Height 3-5 feet, 5-15 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub, Grassland, Inland Sage Scrub

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Decomposed Granite, Sand

Special Characteristic

Edible , Important to Native People

Plant Highlights

This upright shrub grows in dry areas and gets to be about 3'. It looks like a cluster of green stems or twigs. It is naturally to be found in a variety of habitats including chaparral and grasslands. It is very drought tolerant. It attracts birds and the stems can be used to make tea. Both the roots adn the stems have been used medicinally in the past; uses include blood purification, flushing the kidneys,and to treat internal bleeding and venereal disease.

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