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Wild Cucumber

Echinocystis lobata

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.

Photo of Wild Cucumber

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