Taxon  Report   5235 
Lycium californicum  Nutt.
California box thorn,  California boxthorn, California desert thorn
Lycium californicum
© 2013 Keir Morse
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Lycium californicum
© 2004 Michael Charters
Lycium californicum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Lycium californicum
© 2004 Michael Charters
Genus: Lycium
Coastal Sage Scrub
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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