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Sonoran Desert Plants
Lycium exsertum A. Gray (Arizona Desert-thorn)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Lycium exsertum A. Gray

 Lycium exsertum A. Gray

 Lycium exsertum A. Gray

Habitat: washes,rocky slopes,mountains
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: spatulate to obovate,,glandular,
Flower Color: whitish or greenish or green and magenta
Flowering Period: Jan. and Feb.
Spines: spines
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: common
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 17 (7.5 MB pdf)

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