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‹ Growing Native with Petey Mesquitey

When the Wolfberries Bloom on “A” Mountain

June 20, 2022
KXCI Community Radio
KXCI Community Radio
When the Wolfberries Bloom on "A" Mountain

I wrote this song about Lycium fremontii when I was managing the native plant nursery of Desert Survivors on West Starr Pass in Tucson. The nursery is located right beside the Santa Cruz River at the base of A Mountain (Sentinel Peak). I used to perform the song whenever I did slide show talks and a version of it ended up on The Best of Growing Native Volume III. This is yet another version. I love the chorus and have always envisioned the song being part of a musical about Tucson or the Sonoran Desert that surrounds it. I’m looking for investors…I’m kidding.

I have so many 35 mm slides of this shrub and its flowers and fruit, but no digital photos, so the photo used here is by Tom Van Devender. He is a botanist, ecologist, biologist and a wonderful fellow. I thank him.

A Mountain,   Fremont wolfberry,   Growing Native,   Lycium fremontii,   Petey Mesquitey,   Santa Cruz River,   Solanaceae,  


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