Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Ephedra Family)

The Ephedraceae are also known as the Mormon Tea Family. The Ephedras have no leaves and have jointed green stems in whorls. Like flowering plants, they have a cuplike perianth, but like gymnosperms they have naked seeds.

Ephedra trifurca (Mormon Tea)

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