Wildflowers of New York

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A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Bur-Cucumber
- Sicyos angulatus

Cucumber Family

Bur Cucumbers live on the wild side of the garden fence.
The fruit bears no resemblance to their pickling cousins and looks nothing like anything you’d want to put in your mouth.

Male and female flowers on the same plant
5 petal flowers
Custered fruits, each with a single seed

Found: Fields, thickets, moist disturbed areas
Height: vine up to 25 feet
July - Sept bloom time

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