Sep. 21, 2017

wild cucumber, Echinocystis lobata

Wild cucumbers are easy to find as they clamber over other plants wherever they can find ladders to the light. Many of you will have passed by and noticed those pretty white-flowered vines. But did you get up close? The half-inch flowers are worth a closer look. I did a presentation to a local garden club yesterday. Pam noted that she had found and photographed a lot of wildflowers. But she hadn't really looked at the little ones. From now on she's going to get up close. Another convert! That alone makes yesterday a job well done. Thanks for your comments, Pam. Wild cucumbers grow in every state except AK, AL, CA, FL, HI, LA, MS, NV, SC, and TN, and in AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, and SK. Lenawee Co MI, 8/8/10.