Cucurbita foetidissima HBK. - Stinking Pumpkin
Family - Cucurbitaceae
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Leaf surface close-up.
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Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Railroad embankments, roadsides, fields, waste ground.
Origin - Native to U.S. and Mexico.
Other info. - This vining pumpkin species can be found in scattered counties throughout Missouri. The plant can be identified by its scabrous stems, harsh, ovate leaves, and globose fruits.
Photographs taken at Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve, KS., 9-20-09.