Gourd (2)

Cucurbita foetidissima

Buffalo Gourd
Cucurbita foetidissima

Family: Gourd (Cucurbitaceae)
AKA: Coyote Melon, Missouri Gourd, Stinking Gourd
Photo taken on: July 28, 2008
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry, sandy areas

A creeper growing to 20ft wide with large, coarse, triangular, malodorous leaves and flowers that are 3" across. The striped gourd is baseball-sized and inedible.

Cucurbita foetidissima - fruit

apodanthera undulata

Melon Loco
Apodanthera undulata

Family: Gourd (Cucurbitaceae)
Photo taken on: September 23, 2013
Location: Abiquiu Lake, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry, sand and gravel

A creeper growing to 10ft long with rounded, lobed, green, ruffled, hairy leaves.  The gourd is ridged and inedible. Credit for photo below.

Apodanthera undulata - fruit

Yellow Single Flowers