A very slender, loosely-branching evergreen shrub, from six to fifteen feet high, with graceful, swaying branches and smooth, thick leaves, with a "bloom," the lower leaves eight inches long. The flowers are nearly two inches long, greenish at first and then becoming a rather pretty shade of warm dull-yellow, and hang in graceful clusters from the ends of the branches. The calyx is unequally five-toothed, the tube of the corolla downy on the outside; the anthers whitish; the ovary on a yellowish disk, with a long style and two-lobed stigma, and the capsu.e oblong, half an inch long. This was introduced into California from South America about fifty years ago and is now common in waste places and cultivated valleys.
There are many kinds of Lycium, shrubs or woody vines, named for the country Lycia.
San JuanTree-Nicotiana glauca.