OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Cucurbitaceae, Gourd family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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Common Name: Pumpkin, Zucchini, Ornamental Gourd, Vegetable Marrow

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cucurbita pepo   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cucurbita pepo var. pepo   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cucurbita pepo 177-01-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps; commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Crookneck Squash, Straightneck Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cucurbita melopepo var. melopepo   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps; commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, rarely volunteering from seed the following year

Non-native: tropical America

 


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Common Name: Canteloupe, Muskmelon

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cucumis melo var. cantalupo   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cucumis melo   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cucumis melo 177-02-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year

Waif(s)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cucumber

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cucumis sativus   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cucumis sativus   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year

Non-native: south Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Watermelon

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Citrullus lanatus   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Citrullus vulgaris 177-04-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year

Waif(s)

Non-native: northern Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cayaponia quinqueloba   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cayaponia quinqueloba   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cayaponia boykinii 177-05-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, river banks, hammocks

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Cucumber

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Melothria pendula   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Melothria pendula var. pendula   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Melothria pendula 177-06-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, moist roadsides and disturbed areas, marshes

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bur Cucumber, Star Cucumber, Nimble-Kate

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sicyos angulatus   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sicyos angulatus   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sicyos angulatus 177-07-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests and thickets

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Wild Cucumber, Wild Balsam-apple

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Echinocystis lobata   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Echinocystis lobata   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Echinocystis lobata 177-08-001   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests and thickets

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Balsam-pear, Balsam-apple, Bitter Melon

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Momordica charantia ssp. charantia   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Momordica charantia   FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, fence-rows

Rare

Non-native: Africa

 


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