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Connecticut Plants
Wild Cucumber (Balsam-apple, Bur Cucumber)
Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray

Wild cucumber looks similar to bur cucumber, a related vine. Wild cucumber flowers generally have six petals; bur cucumber flowers have five.

  • Family: cucumber (Cucurbitaceae)
  • Habitat: stream banks, moist thickets and woods
  • Height: vine
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: greenish-white
  • Flowering time: June to October
  • Origin: native
Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray
Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray
Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray