Anyway, its the right time of year to search out this berry along desert washes. Be sure to bring a good plant identification key so you can be sure to correctly identify what to pick and not to pick. The best way is to identify the plant by leaves, berries, and the flowers. Unfortunately, the small purple flowers have been gone since February. In future years though, consider searching out the plant by flower in February, then remembering its location come back to harvest berries in April. My guess is that these wild gogi berries are healthier than what you can buy in the store, if for no other reason other than the fact that you have to hike around to find them.
|Wolfberries small purple flowers, usually found in February.|