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Chinese Boxthorn - introduced (*Lycium barbarum)

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Family: Solanaceae (Potato family).

Native of China.

Occurrence: Occasional weed, mostly in urban areas.


Some specimens of Chinese Boxthorn may be spineless. It has been cultivated as a leaf vegetable, and for medicinal purposes. Similar species: African Boxthorn (*Lycium ferocissimum) is a stouter, more branched plant with sharp spines.

Photos all: All: Chinese Boxthorn. Kennedy Street, Castlemaine.