Ephedra viridis

Ephedra viridis

Green Mormon tea

Semi-evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 ft. tall, found on well drained shallow to medium deep sandy or rocky slopes and valley plains from 3,000 to 7,500 feet elevation. 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: 
3,000 
- 7,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
44.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
25,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring