Taxon  Report   5238    
Lycium fremontii  A. Gray
Fremont box thorn,  Fremont's desert thorn
Lycium fremontii
© 2008 John Marquis
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Lycium fremontii
© 2015 Keir Morse
Lycium fremontii
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Lycium fremontii, 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 fremontii
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Lycium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lycium fremontii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 22, 2019).