Wild Cucumber in flower now

I noticed this tree in full flower and as I got closer, realised it wasn’t the tree in flower, but a creeper which had enveloped the tree’s canopy. As you can see, the flower display is quite spectacular.


On looking more closely at the leaves of the vine, it reminded me of something I’d seen further down The Oxbow Trail.


It’s a WILD CUCUMBER, and I’d reported that sighting a few weeks ago on this blog.

See – Wild Cucumber here

I was surprised to learn that this plant is indigenous to the USA, and has been used medicinally by native Americans.

Here’s the Wiki link.

It looks like the vine is going to have a ton of  pods on it this year. Let’s keep an eye on it over the next week or so to see the pods develop.


Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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