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.