Calflora
Taxon  Report   5231    
Lycium barbarum  L.
Matrimony vine
Lycium barbarum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lycium barbarum
© 2011 Mary Winter
Lycium barbarum
© 2011 Mary Winter
Lycium barbarum, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lycium barbarum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Lycium
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Lycium halimifolium
PLANTS: Lycium vulgare
More information about  Lycium barbarum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LYBA4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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