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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mystery Plant of the Month: July 2014

Posted by: Linda Langelo, Golden Plains Area Extension

This sample came into my office while working in Wray, Colorado. Any guesses on what this unusual species is? Hint: It's not a Colorado native!



6 comments:

  1. Goji Berry? Would see them growing occasionally in Oklahoma City.

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    1. You are correct. I published more details on the blog. Thanks for responding!

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  2. I agree. I'm more used to seeing the plant in California or Virginia. I'll be on the lookout here in boulder county. Interesting!

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    1. You are also correct. Thanks for responding. I published more details about the Goji berry on the blog.

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  3. Congrats to the two people who responded. You both have the correct answer! Lycium barbarum or Goji berry or wolfberry is a deciduous shrub hardy in zones 3 through 10. They have a pH range of 6.5 to 7.0. They do grow in a wide range of soils. Goji berry will produce berries on new wood and by the third season the shrubs should be producing berries. In its natural state this shrub grows to 12 feet tall. In cultivation it grows to 6 to 8 feet. It is not yet commercially grown in the US. Thanks for your responses!

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