Monday, March 27, 2017


Ephedra trifurca or Mexican Tea is dioecious; there are separate male and female plants. How cool is that? The male produces the pollen (in this case, in a cone); the female puts all her eggs in a cone-like basket : - ) Click the link for more photos. Yes, one could make tea from this plant, but the word is that it's not very tasty. Even if you like tea.

Photos by Marty Horowitz 3/15/2017

Male plant

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