Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis Coville

Mormon Tea

Paiute - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Steward, Julian H., 1933, Ethnography of the Owens Valley Paiute, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 33(3):233-250, page 245

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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: Paiute
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Leafless needles boiled into a drink.

RECRD: 7572 id: 13208