Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4342

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: tropical America

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately 3-7 lobed
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish-orange
Unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed campanulate corolla
Inferior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary or in fascicles of 2-5

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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 (2/8/20):
Cucurbita pepo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucurbita pepo var. pepo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Cucurbita pepo ssp. pepo

INCLUDING Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-01-001:
Cucurbita pepo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pepo pepo

 

COMMON NAME:
Pumpkin, Zucchini, Ornamental Gourd, Vegetable Marrow


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