Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1377

Climbing herbaceous vine
Annual/Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests and thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Southern Weed Science Society
State of Kentucky

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-white
Unisexual
5-lobed rotate corolla
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales

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 (1968) 177-07-001:
Sicyos angulatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bur Cucumber, Star Cucumber, Nimble-Kate