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Ephedra coryi (Cory's jointfir)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Ephedra coryi

Ephedra coryi E.L. Reed

Cory's Jointfir, Cory's Ephedra

Ephedraceae (Mormon-Tea Family)


USDA Symbol: EPCO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Dioecious
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.


Native Habitat: Sandy, semiarid areas, 1500'3000'.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-09-28
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