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Alkali

Wolfberry


Nightshade Family : Solanaceae

Latin Name : Lycium berlandieri
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Cool
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – fair

Remarks :

Other common names, "Berlandier wolfberry", "Desert thorn", and "Tomatillo". Wolfberry is summer deciduous shrub; that is, it sheds its leaves from April through September, but remains evergreen through the winter. The slender branches are spreading or reclining and somewhat crooked. The blue or pale lavender, cup-shaped flowers are borne singly or in pairs in the spring, summer and fall. This is followed by a red, rounded or oval berry. Wolfberry provides browse for deer and sometimes livestock. Many small mammals and birds eat the fruit. Adapted to alkali and clay flats, gravelly limestone scrublands and thickets. Also found in sandy soils of woods and waste places.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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