Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4246

Herbaceous vine (trailing); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: tropical 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

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Citrullus lanatus ssp. lanatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 177-04-001:
Citrullus vulgaris   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Citrullus citrullus

 

COMMON NAME:
Watermelon


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