Ephedra Trifurca, or more commonly know as Longleaf Jointfir, is a shrub with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Ephedra. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 15 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during spring, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Ephedra Trifurca or Longleaf Jointfir's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
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