Our species are scrambling, sometimes tip-rooting shrubs, often supported by other vegetation.

1. Narrowed part (before flaring) of mature corolla tube about equaling or slightly exceeding the calyx tube (visible between the lobes, at least); calyx ca. 3.5–4.5 mm long.

L. barbarum

1. Narrowed part of mature corolla tube hidden in the calyx tube; calyx ca. 3–3.5 mm long.

L. chinense

All species found in Lycium

Lycium barbarumMATRIMONY-VINE 
Lycium chinenseMATRIMONY-VINE 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 16, 2017.