Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales
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Herbaceous vine (with tendrils); Forb
Non-native: south Asia
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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Simple - palmately lobed
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed campanulate corolla
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