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Botanical name: Ephedra major
Synonym: Ephedra nebrodensis, Ephedra atlantica, Ephedra equisetiformis, Ephedra vulgaris, Chaetocladus monostachys, Ephedra graeca, Ephedra scoparia, Ephedra villarsii
Common name: Ephedra
Native to: Mediterranean region, North-West-Africa
Life cycle: perennial, evergreen shrub
Flower colour: yellow
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): April to July
Characteristics and usage: ornamental plant, medicinal plant, leaves contain ephedrine
Weight of 1000 seeds: 15,5g
Seeds per gram: 65
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Sow in pots or trays of sandy seed compost, maintaining a temperature of +/- 20 °C, Ephedra major preferred an open, sunny position, and is drought resistant. The plants are frost tolerant up to –18°C.
seedpack (approx 50 seeds)