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|