Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13744 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ephedra nevadensis S. Watson
Common name   Nevada ephedra
J.G. Harris   4490  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 09 May 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, footslopes below Trout Creek Canyon and Birch Creek Canyon, ca 6 km due NW of Trout Creek (town);
     Elev.: 5609 ft. (1710 m.)
Habitat Notes Ephedra-sagebrush community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 43'  40" N, 113° 52'  32" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ephedra nevadensis S. Wats.

Common Name(s): Nevada ephedra, Nevada jointfir, Nevada Mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502316, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra nevadensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13744s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02716s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08162s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08300s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08982s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11092s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13721 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" 1.4 mi. NE
13727 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.4 mi. NE
13743 Artemisia spinescens      "bud sage" same section
13742 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" same section
13736 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
13724 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.4 mi. NE
13720 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.4 mi. NE
13738 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" same section
13739 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" same section
13723 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 1.4 mi. NE
13731 Holodiscus dumosus  var. dumosus   "mountainspray" 1.4 mi. NE
13726 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" 1.4 mi. NE
13722 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" 1.4 mi. NE
13740 Mirabilis alipes      "winged four o'clock" same section
13730 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1.4 mi. NE
13737 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
13725 Sisymbrium irio      "London rocket" 1.4 mi. NE
13741 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia  var. grossulariifolia   "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" same section
13732 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.4 mi. NE
13733 Thermopsis rhombifolia  var. montana  same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. SE   Partoun 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. NE   Ibapah Peak 
Trout Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Ibapah Peak 
The Narrows (Gut) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. W 6998  Partoun 
Trough Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 3 mi. SW 5693  Partoun 
Wood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.4 mi. SW   Partoun 
Trout Creek (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 4698  Trout Creek 
Mile Pond (Lake) Juab County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 4698  Trout Creek 
Lime Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. SW 5909  Partoun 
Lime Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.9 mi. SW 5250  Partoun 
Falkenberg Ranch (Locale) Juab County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 5456  Indian Farm Creek 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 5 mi. NE   Ibapah Peak 
Red Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 5.9 mi. N 11497  Ibapah Peak 


Taxon Links for species Ephedra nevadensis  S. Watson

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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