OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Citrullus lanatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Citrullus lanatus ssp. lanatus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-04-001:
Citrullus vulgaris   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Citrullus citrullus

 

COMMON NAME:
Watermelon


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image of Citrullus lanatus, Watermelon

JK Marlow    jkm200910_7169

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Citrullus lanatus, Watermelon

JK Marlow    jkm200910_7170

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Citrullus lanatus, Watermelon

JK Marlow    jkm200910_7171

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Citrullus lanatus, Watermelon

JK Marlow    jkm200910_7172

September    Greenville County    SC

Corolla yellow, broadly campanulate, lobes about as long as tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Citrullus lanatus, Watermelon

JK Marlow    jkm200914_7203

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaves pinnately lobed, the divisions rounded, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Citrullus lanatus, Watermelon

JK Marlow    jkm200914_7204

September    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Citrullus lanatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Citrullus lanatus ssp. lanatus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-04-001:
Citrullus vulgaris   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Citrullus citrullus

 

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4246

Herbaceous vine (trailing); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: northern Africa

Waif(s)

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately lobed or dissected
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed campanulate corolla
Inferior ovary

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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