Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_quinqueloba_6
Other floral whorls appear to arise from the top of the inferior ovary, per Plant Identification Terminology.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_quinqueloba_5
Fruit surface red at maturity, per Weakley's Flora.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_cayaponia_quinqueloba
Leaves palmately lobed, the divisions angular and toothed, per Weakley's Flora.
COMPARE palmately veined leaves of vines
Climbing herbaceous vine
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Rare in GA & SC
Simple - palmately lobed
White to Yellow
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed rotate corolla
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