NAZ Flora: A Photographic, Annotated Catalog of Northern Arizona Vascular Plants, published by Mindbird Maps & Books

Ephedra viridis

Mountain Joint-fir; Mormon Tea

A member of the Ephedraceae, the Joint-fir Family

The green stems of Ephedra viridis at Grand Canyon National Park.

Habit of green leafless stems.
Below Boucher Trail, at point below and north of Yuma Point,
Grand Canyon National Park.

25 June 2002.



Habitat, Ephedra at middle right foreground,
Cercocarpus ledifolius left foreground, Shiva Temple is the mesa in background.
Same location as preceding image.

25 June 2002.


Photographs copyright © Lee Dittmann


This page last revised 11 April 2009.

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