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The Lycium (Boxthorn) Tree

The Lycium tree (Lycium halimifolium) standing on the corner of Fűvészkert and Múzeum Streets is of historical importance since it is a 200-year-old botanical rarity.

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The plant which has several common names such as the ‘Devil’s Thread Shrub’ is neither grass nor tree and grows all across the country. According to legend, it is here where Father Bálint met Master Ambrosius holding a lycium branch. The Catholic Ambrosius insisted that Calvin’s doctrines would never become religion. “They will become religion when lycium grows into a tree,” he said. “Then it will become a tree,” replied Father Bálint and stuck the lycium branch into the ground. The branch grew into a tree and its branches covered the iron bars of the window of the vicarage. So says the legend, but it has no basis in historical fact.

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