Longleaf jointfir; Mexican Mormon tea

Ephedra trifurca

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
NA
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
4000
Counties: 
Cochise
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
NOTES:
Can be important winter browse, not tolerant of heavy grazing and trampling, requires protection from livestock trampling while establishing
Citations:
Jameson et al. 1962, Monson 1976