Wild Cucumber

Echinocystis lobata

Photo of Wild Cucumber
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Wild cucumber is not too common. The fruit resembles the cultivated cucumber except it is smaller, softer, and has weak spines on it. Not to be confused with the much more troublesome bur cucumber, Sicyos angulatus.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences