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PlantFiles: One-Seeded Bur Cucumber
Sicyos angulatus

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sicyos (SIS-eye-os) (Info)
Species: angulatus (ang-yoo-LAY-tus) (Info)

Vines and Climbers

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral troy On Jan 1, 2004, troy from Hanover, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

hight: indeterminate
sun exposure: the plants from the pictures I posted were in full sun
spacing: based on the groth of this plant i would say 4-5 feet would be close enough

i feel this plant would make a good shade plant when planted on a fence or trellis. some trianing would be needed to keep it growning where you needed it. the plant pictured was not planted. It was a plant that just came up. where the seed came from we have no idea so it may self seed readly, we will know more about this in the spring


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Yale, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Kansas City, Missouri
Sedalia, Missouri
Millersburg, Pennsylvania

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