Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis Coville

Mormon Tea

Navajo - Dye, Brown

Use documented by:
Lynch, Regina H., 1986, Cookbook, Chinle, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center, Rough Rock Demonstration School, page 19

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Scientific name: Ephedra viridis Coville
USDA symbol: EPVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mormon Tea
Family: Ephedraceae
Family (APG): Ephedraceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Brown
Notes: Twigs and leaves boiled with alum and used as a light tan dye.

RECRD: 6532 id: 13194