Patagonia Wildflowers
Wildflower Identification
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desert plum
Lycium boerhaviifolium
Lycium boerhaviifolium
desert plum Nightshade Family
Lycium boerhaviifolium Solanaceae
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English common name
  •desert plum
Spanish common names
  •oreja de gato
  •uña de tigre
accepted scientific name
  •Lycium boerhaviifolium L.f.
rules for finding collection records
  •Grabowskia boerhaviifolia (44)
  •Grabowskia boerhaaviifolia (2)
  •Grabowskia obtusa (31)
  •Grabowskia duplicata (50)
  •Lycium boerhaaviaefolium (1)
  •Lycium boerhaviaefolium (0)
  •Lycium boerhaaviifolium (292)
  •Lycium boerhaviifolium (135)
family name
  • Solanaceae
Image Author: Ing. Diego Cabral, Italo Specogna, Flora Mendocina Nativa
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Shrubs
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 0.32 to 0.55 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed All Year

How Likely at this Location (72%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
Links to Plant Descriptions
Flora Mendocina
Project Lycieae (1)
Links to Plant Photos
iNaturalist (75)
Flora Mendocina (12)
Flora Uruguay (3)
Wikimedia Commons (1)
SEINet (1)
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