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Sonoran Desert Plants
Lycium berlandieri (Wolfberry, bachata, salicieso)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Lycium berlandieri

 Lycium berlandieri

 Lycium berlandieri

 Lycium berlandieri

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: medium shrub
Leaf Description: fascicled simple leaves
Flower Color: magenta
Flowering Period: Mar. to Sept.
Spines: thorny
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: common



"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 752

"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Ann Orth Epple and Lewis E. Epple, 1995, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana and LewAnn Publishing Co., Mesa, AZ
    plate 700
    page 219

"Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes", Judy Mielke, 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin
    page 186

"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert", Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Steven J. Phillips, Patricia Wentworth Comus. 2000. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson
    page 259

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