Leaf, ~30mm long
Flower, front, ~7mm wide
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Species:||Australian Boxthorn (Lycium australe)|
|This Photo:||Flower, profile|
Thank you Andrew Allanson for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Typical boxthorn, and difficult to distinguish with the weed. Has small white flowers.
A difference between this native and the introduced African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) is that the weed can be greener and luscious.
For us, the easiest difference to spot was that the stamens (in the flower) of the weed are very long and protude well beyond the petals. With the native they are short and nearly level with the petals.