Ephedra nevadensis 'Mormon Tea'
Posted 07 April 2021 - 03:12 PM
Are any of you growing or using this plant?
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Posted 07 April 2021 - 03:33 PM
This plant grows wild along several lower elevation mountain roads that I travel occasionally. I learned about the tea during my herbal experimentation period in the 70's and 80's when I amassed a pretty good database of information. I actually became fond of the tea made from this plant and find it relaxing.
I have not replenished my supply of dried stems for a few years, but will now go collecting before it gets too hot this year.
Thanks for the memory jog Yoshi.........
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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:42 PM
Posted 19 April 2021 - 05:07 PM
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Posted 25 April 2021 - 09:43 PM
Posted 25 April 2021 - 10:09 PM
It prefers rocky dry areas, not sandy flats, and has a pretty wide habitat. The mountainous areas around Las Vegas are a likely habitat areas. I know it ranges into Mexico.
I looked up a habitat chart..........
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