Echinocystis lobata

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Wild Cucumber; Balsam Apple

Echinocystis lobata
  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Yes
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No[1]
  • NatureServe Rank – ?
  • Haber, Upland – ?
  • Haber, Wetland – ?
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – ?
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No
  • "Tall climbing annual herb, often to a height of 4-8 m, with branched tendrils... Introduced." - Moss, Flora of Alberta

Remarks

Wild Cucumber is occasionally grown in private gardens as an ornamental. It has been found growing wild in six locations in the Red Deer parks system.

[2] Common weeds of the northern United States and Canada, Canadian Weed Science Society

Fairview Escarpment, Red Deer - T. Blake photo


Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 292. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.