Cucurbitaceae - cucumber family

Gerald A. Mulligan
Research Scientist and Research Institute Director (retired) and presently Honorary Research Associate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

Awarded the George Lawson Medal by the Canadian Botanical Association in 2006.
Awarded the Faculty of Macdonald, McGill University, Most Distinguished Alumni Award on October 18, 2014.
Read his biography "The Real Weed Man" available in print and ebook.

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