A weedy shrub that can be found growing wild in Arizona up to an elevation of 5,000 feet. This plant can grow up to 3 feet in height. The leaves are up to 4 inches long, silvery, oblong with wavy edges and spines on the underside. The purple star-like (5-point) flowers grow up to 1.5 inches wide. They are followed by a one-half inch diameter mottled or green striped berry which becomes yellow or orange yellow at maturity.
Originally posted: Oct 17, 2014
Last updated: Oct 17, 2014