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Wild Cucumber fruit

Uploaded by: minnesotamom

Thursday September 13, 2012

Meadowlands, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: No, they're not edible. When you cut them open they stink and are horribly bitter. They'll dry out to a nearly hollow brown husk with large seeds the same size, shape and color as a watermelon! The blossoms are very fragrant and make the whole yard smell good. :-)

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9. minnesotamom
8:30 PM GMT on September 28, 2012
Thanks for writing, Rod. i think they're easy to overlook unless a person sees them in full bloom and notices how they climb all over everything they can get their tendrils on. I've seen them around the area all my life but just decided last fall to gather some of the seeds and plant them along this fenceline. I was thrilled at how they multiplied, and now I have tons of seeds to gather and plant all along that
whole fence!
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8. SpecialtyMachining
1:58 PM GMT on September 28, 2012
I've never heard of wild cucumbers, let alone seen one! Thanks.
Rod
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7. minnesotamom
7:47 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Thanks for your note, MB! Aren't plants really interesting? I'd love to see a photo of the flowers on that plant you describe! Any chance you can post one? Or give me a link to a photo?
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6. MidniteBaker
5:19 AM GMT on September 23, 2012
Cute little buggers, as long as they are not cut.
Reminds me of a desert type plant my mom had back in the early 1960's. The flower looked like an Easter Lily but twice as big. The flower was gorgeous. Deep red speckled & yellow throat with the yellow fading into creamy tips & the scent was repulsive. We had to take it outside, in order to admire the beauty of it.
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5. minnesotamom
7:48 PM GMT on September 14, 2012
Thanks, Dave! Plus, you get a beautiful fence cover. Before, it was this invasive species grass I didn't want to see but these cucumbers are lovely! :-)
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4. WurzelDave
7:10 PM GMT on September 14, 2012
If nothing else at least you get nice smelling flowers out of them.
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3. Clabo
10:56 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
Yep...
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2. minnesotamom
10:44 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
While they're still green the spikes are really soft, but when the husk dries out they get sharper. :D
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1. Clabo
10:18 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
Hjeh, I won't be sticking *that* in my mouth anytime soon... :D
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Hi! My name is Kathy and I live in northern Minnesota, USA, where the winter temps have dipped down to -60º below zero F. The summers used to be mild but in recent years have been up in the 90ºs. I love being able to travel the world from my office chair, through all your great photos! I've learned tons about photography and editing photos thanks to all the great people on here and their willingness to share tips. Thank you to all you Wunderfriends who take time to look and leave notes---I deeply appreciate it. :-)

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