Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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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

 

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 (5/21/15):
Echinocystis lobata   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinocystis lobata   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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