Melothria pendula
(Creeping Cucumber)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Creeping Cucumber, Guadelupe Cucumber, Meloncito
    Synonyms: Melothria guadalupensis
    Lifespan: Perennial (?)
    Zones: 6 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - October
    Status: Native

Melothria pendula, or Creeping Cucumber, is native to most of the southeastern US. It is said to be a perennial, but we have found that it comes back from seed, not the same vine, but it is perhaps not hardy past zone 6. It grows in moist thickets, ditches, roadsides and along streams and rivers. It blooms in mid to late summer with small yellow flowers.

More information will be made available soon about this species and telling it apart from others.

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