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Description:

Lycium sp.

Habitat:

Bajada, Sonoran Desert, Colorado Subdivision, CA

Notes:

Cottowood Spring, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

1 Species ID Suggestions

Sally4
Sally4 4 years ago
Freemont thornbush / Freemont desert thorn / Freemont's wolfberry
Lycium freemontii Lycium fremontii, Fremont's Thornbush, Southwest Desert Flora


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1 Comment

Sally4
Sally4 4 years ago

Blooming on the Sonoran Desert right now. As the flowers age they turn from purple/mauve to a faded white. Haven't seen any berries yet. Leaves often hide the thorns. It belongs to the Nighshade (potato) family which also includes sacred datura aka jimsonweed. Ten species of Lycium i AZ.

Robb Hannawacker
Spotted by
Robb Hannawacker

California, USA

Spotted on Mar 6, 2013
Submitted on Jun 4, 2013

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