Cucurbitaceae - cucumber family
 

WeedsPoisonous PlantsHay Fever
Gerald A. Mulligan (Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, retired)
Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray, wild cucumber, concombre grimpant
An annual native herb that is occasionally cultivated. A climbing vine that clings to vegetation and other means of support by forked tendrils. Leaves 3 to 7 lobed. Male flowers greenish-white, in erect clusters. Female flowers produce a solitary, green, ovoid fruit with soft spines. Sporadic along rivers, streams, and in other moist habitats. Can be weedy, and even invasive.

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wild cucumber, concombre grimpant wild cucumber, concombre grimpant
wild cucumber, concombre grimpant
(fruit)
wild cucumber, concombre grimpant
(on cedar hedge)
wild cucumber, concombre grimpant
(on cedar hedge)
wild cucumber, concombre grimpant
(climbing cedar hedge)