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Sonoran Desert Plants
Lycium andersonii v.andersonii (Desert Wolfberry, salicieso)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Lycium andersonii v.andersonii

 Lycium andersonii v.andersonii

 Lycium andersonii v.andersonii

 Lycium andersonii v.andersonii

Habitat: washes, bajadas, rocky slopes
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: fascicled simple,succulent,spatulate,entire,smooth
Flower Color: lavender or violet or purple
Flowering Period: Feb. to Mar.
Spines: thorns
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 11 (7.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Lycium andersonii v.andersonii (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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