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Wild Cucumber - Echinocystis lobata

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Scabrous, monoecious annual. Leaves 5–15 cm long, with toothed margins. Flowers greenish-white, 6–10 mm across; male flowers racemose; female flowers solitary; corolla 6-lobed, 3–6 mm long with spreading lobes; stamens 3; style with a lobed stigma. Fruit ovoid, 3–5 cm long, inflated, prickly (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
SK to NL south to TX and FL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 18

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Wild Cucumber — Echinocystis lobata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from