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Nevada Jointfir
Ephedra nevadensis
  
About Nevada Jointfir (Ephedra nevadensis) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ephedra nevadensis (Nevada ephedra) is a species of Ephedra native to dry areas of western North America. Its range extends west to California and Oregon, east to Texas, and south to Mexico, including areas of the Great Basin, Colorado plateau and desert Southwest. It is found in rocky and sandy soils, generally in areas without trees.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 4 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: Hot wa ter and 3 wks. stratification.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
3*, 7*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 14*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.5" - 24.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.12" - 2.74", Coldest Month: 29.6" - 62.5", Hottest Month: 54.6" - 88.0", Humidity: 1.77" - 40.72", Elevation: 400" - 8069"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Nevada Ephedra, Nevada Mormon Tea


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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