Ephedra viridis Coville mormon tea

Symbol: EPVI
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Ephedraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status:
  
Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:
AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT, WY
Classification:
     
Kingdom   Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division   Gnetophyta – Mormon tea and other gnetophytes
Class   Gnetopsida
Order   Ephedrales
Family   Ephedraceae – Mormon-tea family
Genus   Ephedra L. – jointfir
Species   Ephedra viridis Coville – mormon tea

Source: USDA