|Teide Broom, Tenerife - (Spartocytisus supranbius)|
"A shrub, the stem of which contains ephedrine, which is a bronchodilator, diaphoretic, diuretic and vasoconstrictor; it is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, fever, fluid retention, hypotension, paraesthesias, to stimulate the central nervous system and to suppress the appetite."
|image Bert Wilson: Green Mormon Tea (Ephedra viridis)|
|image: Mundani Gardens - Teide Broom (Spartocytisus supranubius)|
Giant Ground Sloths dined on Mormon Tea
|Photo by Leslie Shaw of Hi-Desert Star|
"The Joshua tree drew a record-setting crowd for the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s lecture series Jan. 14 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Chris Clarke spoke about how the tree got its name, how it is distributed, its two varieties, its pests and enemies and hopes for its future."
|Photo by Chip Clark|
Some interesting as well as important links