Saturday, May 21, 2016


There are several species of Wolfberry (Lycium) in Sabino. They look similar enough - and we're grouping by family, anyway, so we won't quibble about the species. The Wolfberry plant is somewhat atypical for the Nightshade family. It's more of a bush, almost a tree sometimes. The foliage is very different; the flowers are tiny, but still have 5 fused petals. The fruit looks like a mini-tomato and is edible. As always, though, don't eat anything in Sabino.

Photo credits: clockwise from top left: © Fred Heath, Ned Harris, Matt Ball, Tohono Chul

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