All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Creeping Cucumber</strong>
<em>Melothria pendula</em>
September 9, 2006<br>
I had just finished leading a fall wildflower hike at the University of Tennessee Arboretum for 65 people and I decided to take one last look on my own. Due to the r...
Creeping Cucumber
Melothria pendula
September 9, 2006

I had just finished leading a fall wildflower hike at the University of Tennessee Arboretum for 65 people and I decided to take one last look on my own. Due to the recent rains, the rock garden was weedy and overgrown. When I spotted this small yellow flower growing on a vine with green, oval-shaped fruits I recognized it as a type of wild cucumber. Creeping Cucumber is a dioecious plant, it has only female or male flowers, this one is obviously a female!
Most likely an annual
Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum

Adsense