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In search of flowers in the Northeast

Gourd Family: Cucurbitaceae

These family members are vining plants with tendrils and yellow or white flowers. They bear separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Leaves are palmate, which means they branch like fingers on a hand. We recognize their fruits – pumpkins, melons, zucchini, cucumbers, and squash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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