Taxon  Report   5231    
Lycium barbarum  L.
Matrimony vine
Lycium barbarum
© 2011 Mary Winter
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Lycium barbarum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
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
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.
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Jepson eFlora

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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).