Lovely Lycium

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With a second wet winter, the Christmas berry (Lycium carolinanum) on the mosquito control dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area is expanding its range. At a quick glance, it resembles saltwort (Batis maritima). Look more closely, and you will see that Christmas berry is woody …

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Christmas berry has red, juicy fruits, usually around Christmas-time, though this tropical plant sometimes will flower and fruit throughout the year.

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