Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2125

Climbing herbaceous vine
Annual
Polygamous or monoecious

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests, moist roadsides & disturbed areas, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Unisexual (rarely bisexual)
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green/Black
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melothria pendula   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melothria pendula var. pendula   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 177-06-001:
Melothria pendula   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Melothria pendula var. aspera

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Melothria pendula var. crassifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Cucumber