Mystery Photo: Pod People

Pods and Seeds

These fruit look like miniature watermelons on a climbing vine but with prickly spines. When the pods mature they open at the ends and pop out the four seeds.

Any idea what these are?

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5 Responses to Mystery Photo: Pod People

  1. Teresa says:

    I would say it is Echinocystis lobata aka wild cucumber.

  2. Nance says:

    I was just going to say that. not! way to go, Teresa!

  3. valerie depeyster says:

    nance and teresa have it
    i would have said it’s the famous spitting cucumber
    known for getting green goo on gentlelady gardeners long white gloves
    during tea parties, but
    i had to wait for the rechargeable batteries to recharge before i could
    type on the key board

  4. mellifera says:

    Huh! We have a lot of wild cucurbit weeds down here in FL (including… wild watermelons!) but never seen one that spits.

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