Wildflowers of New York

Wild Cucumber

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

Wild Cucumber - Echinocystis lobata

Cucumber Family

Annual Vine
6 petaled (male) flowers distinguish it from Bur-Cucumber that have 5. One (sometimes a couple) female flowers grow at the base of the flower cluster. The fruit looks like a spiny watermelon and contains 4 flat seeds. It may smell and taste like a garden cucumber but it will give you an upset stomach and diarrhea.

Found: Fields, thickets, streambanks - moist soil
Height: 4 - 10 feet
June - Sept bloom time

Wild Cucumber

Wild Cucumber

Wild Cucumber

Wild Cucumber

Wild Cucumber

Wild Cucumber