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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:42 PM
mbrek mbrek is offline
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Vine with strange, prickly fruit

I found this vine in a park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It has these strange, prickly-looking orbs growing out of it; but they're not hard spines. The fruit (?) is easy to touch, and the biggest one I saw was about the size of a quarter.

If it's not some crazy, invasive weed I'd like to try and slip it and plant it in my back yard.

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Old August 24th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Re: Vine with strange, prickly fruit

It's wild cucumber, Echinocystis lobata, a widespread native species. I rather like them, both due to childhood memories of goofing around with the seed pods, and for the fragrant flowers!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 05:19 PM
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Re: Vine with strange, prickly fruit

I'd never seen one before! I hope it slips well.

Thanks for the info!
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:40 AM
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Re: Vine with strange, prickly fruit

It looks like Wild Cucumber. We have them in Ontario. See link below.

http://ontariowildflowers.com/main/species.php?id=1
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