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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucumis sativus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucumis sativus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cucumber


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image of Cucumis sativus, Cucumber

JK Marlow    jkm200618_5935

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Cucumis sativus, Cucumber

JK Marlow    jkm200618_5936

June    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucumis sativus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucumis sativus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

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4361

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils); Forb

Non-native: south Asia

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

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

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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