OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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) 177-08-001:
Echinocystis lobata   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Micrampelis lobata

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Cucumber, Wild Balsam-apple


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image of Echinocystis lobata, Wild Cucumber, Wild Balsam-apple

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_milo4_001_lvd

        

 

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) 177-08-001:
Echinocystis lobata   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Micrampelis lobata

 

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3367

Climbing herbaceous vine
Annual
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare south of WV

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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Fruit covered with soft prickles

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White to cream
Unisexual
6-lobed calyx
6-lobed rotate corolla
Inferior ovary

Flowers axillary, pistillate solitary, staminate in long narrow panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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