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Common Matrimony Vine - Lycium barbarum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems ascending, arching or climbing, 1–3 m. Herbage glabrous. Leaves short-petiolate, solitary or fascicled; blades oblanceolate, entire, 2–4 cm long. Inflorescence axillary, few-flowered cymes; pedicels 5–15 mm long. Flowers funnelform; calyx 3–4 mm long with 3 ovate lobes as long as the tube; corolla pink to purple, drying brown, the tube 6–10 mm long, the lobes just shorter than the tube. Fruit a red ellipsoid berry, ca. 1 cm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced as an ornamental throughout temperate N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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