Ephedra viridis Coville
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Gnetophyta||Gymnospermous flowering plants; supposed link between conifers and flowering plants|
|Class||Gnetopsida||Woody plants, most closely related to conifers|
|Order||Ephedrales||A monogeneric order of gymnosperms in the subdivision Gneticae|
|Family||Ephedraceae||Mormon-tea or joint-fir Family|
|Genus||Ephedra||From Greek name ephedra used by Pliny for the common mare’s tail (Hipparus) which it somewhat resembles|
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Ephedra viridis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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4/29/2018 · Red Spring Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 14 × 18" (34 × 46 cm) ID is uncertain
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