(Ziziphus obtusifolia var. obtusifolia)
Lotebush is a native deciduous shrub common to South Texas. It is occasionally browsed by white-tailed deer and the blue berries are eaten by many species of wildlife. Fruits have 2 seeds per stone, and germination can be improved by removal of the seeds from the fruit, and scarification. Seeds are produced in early summer. Lotebush seeds readily germinate immediately after cleaning and collection.