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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Ephedra aspera Engelmann ex S. Watson (Mormon Tea, Boundary Ephedra, tepopote, canutillo)

Coffee Pot Mountain

 

 Ephedra aspera Engelmann ex S. Watson

 Ephedra aspera Engelmann ex S. Watson

 Ephedra aspera Engelmann ex S. Watson

 Ephedra aspera Engelmann ex S. Watson

Habitat: bajadas, washes
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: opposite simple
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Ephedraceae (ephedra family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and T.R. Van Devender. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 3. Ferns, lycopods, and gymnosperms. Phytoneuron 2013-37, 1-46 page 39 (4.0 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Ephedra aspera Engelmann ex S. Watson (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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