Mystery vine with orange berries

wyogardenerSeptember 9, 2007

Hi, I am trying to identify a "vine" I found growing at an old homestead in the western US (zone 4). It is not a clasping vine...no tendrils, but vine-like.It has half inch, purple tubular flowers and 1/4 inch orange berries. It also has thorn-like structures on the younger stems and branches.

The trunk of the vine is almost tree like. I am guessing this vine has not been watered in 30 years and I am very curious about what it could be.

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tyrlych

Can it be Lycium of some kind?

    Bookmark   September 10, 2007 at 3:49AM
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wyogardener

Yes! Thank you. After looking on the US plants database I think it is Lycium barbarum. Probably a common plant, but new to me. A very tough plant.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 2:11PM
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