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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)

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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

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Yale, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Kansas City, Missouri

Sedalia, Missouri

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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