Ephedra nevadensis

Ephedra nevadensis

Nevada Mormon tea

Semi-evergreen shrub, 2 to 5 ft. tall, occurring on shallow to medium depth, well drained rocky plains and slopes between 2,000 and 6,000 ft. elevation. More tolerant of alkaline and saline soils than E. viridis. Good palatability for livestock and wildlife especially on winter rangelands.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 5 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
2,000 
- 6,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
30.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
19,900
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring