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


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)
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)
Citrullus citrullus

 

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4246

Herbaceous vine (trailing); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: northern Africa

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Waif(s)

Look for it in gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year, per Weakley's Flora

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

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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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