Mormon tea

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Mormon tea

n.
1. Any of various ephedras of the western United States, traditionally used in making tea and for medicinal purposes, and containing little or no ephedrine.
2. Tea made from the stems of any of these plants.

[From its use by early Mormon settlers in the western United States.]
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major Host and Ephedra viridis Coville also belong to the Ephedra species containing E alkaloids [2].
Cutler (1939) designo como lectotipo el ejemplar Watson 1108 (GH), en el cual se incluyen estrobilos femeninos de Ephedra viridis y estrobilos masculinos de Ephedra nevadensis.
We simulated 25-mm precipitation events and used stable isotope tracers ([H.sup.2] and [N.sup.15]) to follow water and N uptake patterns in six dominant perennials (Artemisia filifolia, Coleogyne ramosissima, Cryptantha flava, Ephedra viridis, Quercus havardii, and Vanclevea stylosa) at different times of the growing season.