Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems rough, trailing from a thick perennial root, often to several m; herbage malodorous; lvs triangular-ovate, 1–2 dm, irregularly and finely toothed and often angularly lobed, rough on both sides; fls yellow, campanulate, 5–10 cm long and wide; fr subglobose, 5–10 cm, greenish-orange, smooth. 2n=40, 42. Dry soil; Mo. to Tex. and Calif., and intr. along railways farther e. Summer. (Pepo f.)

  • Common Names

    wild pumpkin