Growth Form: Densely branched, rounded, thorny; young branches flexuous, silvery-white to tan, the older branches with silvery-tan to dark brown bark.
Leaves: Thick and fleshy, more or less succulent, up to .67 inches long and ~.3 inch wide. Leaves are shed in dry conditions.
Flower Color:White to pale purple; tubular of very narrowly funnel form; Fruits are red or orange-red.
Flowering Season: March through April
Comments: Lycium andersonii has been used for food and to make hunting and fishing items by southwestern indigenous peoples. It grows from a large fibrous root system which can extend over 30 ft. from the base of the plant.