Lycium cooperi Lycium cooperi
Common Name Peach Thorn, Cooper's Wolfberry, Box Thorn
Latin Name Lycium cooperi
Native Habitat Southwestern deserts below 6,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width Maximum 4 feet by 2 feet, usual 3 feet by 18 inches
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Grey-green
Garden Suitability Songbird, Sonoran, Butterfly, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value White flowers in summer, red berries in fall
Nature Value Butterflies and bees use flowers, songbirds eat berries
Native American Uses Berries eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5237
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycium_cooperi
    Images and data http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=3876
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LYCIU
    Nursery, images, and data    http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Lycium+cooperi
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