related Ephedra americana and it's red berries.
And this is Ephedra distachya.
Bit closer on Ephedra distachya.
And this is Ephedra distachya' fruits.
This member of the
Ephedraceae was given this name
by Carl Rudolf Florin in 1933. It is found in high altitude:
3700-5300 m elevation from Afghanistan to China on dry and rocky
slopes. It grows in a well drained soil with little to some water
and lots of sun. It will grow up to 120 centimetres.