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Ephedra aspera (Rough jointfir)
Nugent, Louis R

Ephedra aspera

Ephedra aspera Engelm. ex S. Watson

Rough Jointfir

Ephedraceae (Mormon-Tea Family)

Synonym(s): Ephedra clokeyi, Ephedra fasciculata, Ephedra fasciculata var. clokeyi, Ephedra fasciculata var. fasciculata, Ephedra nevadensis var. aspera, Ephedra reedii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Reproduces by male and female cones.


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ephedra aspera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ephedra aspera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ephedra aspera


Record Modified: 2014-09-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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