Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4360

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Annual

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, rarely volunteering from seed the following year, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucurbita melopepo var. melopepo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cucurbita melopepo ssp. melopepo var. melopepo

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2010)
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Crookneck Squash, Straightneck Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash


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image of Cucurbita melopepo var. melopepo, Crookneck Squash, Straightneck Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash

JK Marlow    jkm200618_5937

June    Greenville County    SC

Stems and leaves hispid with pustulate-based hairs, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Cucurbita melopepo var. melopepo, Crookneck Squash, Straightneck Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash

JK Marlow    jkm200618_5938

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Cucurbita melopepo var. melopepo, Crookneck Squash, Straightneck Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash

JK Marlow    jkm200618_5939

June    Greenville County    SC