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Melothria pendula



Florida native


A common vine of floodplain forests, sandhills, flatwoods and disturbed sites throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. The range of creeping cucumber extends west to Texas through Kansas, then east to Indiana, northeast to Pennsylvania, plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Mature berry small, cucumberlike and blackish.

Melothria pendula is a member of the Cucurbitaceae - Cucumber family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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