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Sonoran Desert Plants
Lycium californicum v.californicum (California Desert-thorn)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Lycium californicum v.californicum

 Lycium californicum v.californicum

 Lycium californicum v.californicum

Habitat: washes
Life Form: shrub
Leaf Description: alternate or fascicled,,entire,succulent,smooth
Flower Color: white or whitish and purple or magenta
Flowering Period: mostly spring
Spines: spineless
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 15 (7.5 MB pdf)

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