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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Ephedra trifurca

Ephedra trifurca Torr. ex S. Watson

Ephedra, Mormon Tea, Longleaf Jointfir, Jointfir, Longleaf Teabush, Tea Weed, Canutillo

Ephedraceae (Mormon-Tea Family)

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-1

Field Data Form: LBJWC-PM-001.pdf
Collection Date: 2006-05-25
Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-1
Collection Number: PM-1
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Manning,

Location Data

Country: US
State: Texas
County: Presidio
Location: US Highway 90/67, ca 16.3 miles west of Alpine, on north side of highway ad railroad right-of-way. Near Marfa Lights viewing area.

Latitude: 30.275850
Longitude: -103.881950
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 4931 FT
Elevation in M: 1502

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Yucca elata, Prosopis pubescens, Koeberlinia spinosa, Buddleja scordioides, Bouteloua curtipendula, Bouteloua gracilis, Clematis drummondii, Ziziphus obtusifolia
Geology: Igneous alluvium
Soil Texture: Loose silty sand, light brown

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 30 + plants sampled.
Population Size: 100

Inventory Data

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