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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Dense, tall narrow shrub with thorny branches with profuse yellow-green flowers in spring with red berries in summer and fall. Often on hot dry slopes with only one, 3 foot tall main stem and shorter stems leaning outward. Root system extensive.
Height: 4 feet     Width: 6 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 3500 - 7000 feet

Similar Species: Lycium oligospermum, Lycium andersonii, Lycium fremontii


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green   Shape: Regular, not in clusters     Tubular: Y   Flowering Period: Apr - Jun
Description: Hanging, small, yellow-green, funnel-shaped, five lobed 3/4 inch long by 5/8 inch wide.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Blue-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Other   Hairs: N
Description: Elliptical or oval, leathery to 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide in clusters.
Spines: Y


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Orange to Red   Type: Berry-like   Description: Tomato shaped, orange to red and 1/4 inch in diameter.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Older branches are dark reddish-brown while newer wood is a pale yellow.

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