Taxon  Report   5230    
Lycium andersonii  A. Gray
Anderson thornbush,  Anderson's desert thorn, Water jacket
Lycium andersonii
© 2011 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lycium andersonii
© 2005 James M. Andre
Lycium andersonii
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Lycium andersonii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lycium andersonii
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Lycium
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lycium andersonii f. deserticola
ICPN: Lycium andersonii var. andersonii
ICPN: Lycium andersonii var. deserticola
More information about  Lycium andersonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).