Cucumber Family
5 genera
5 species
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Bryonia albawhite bryony
Distribution: Occurring in eastern and southeastern Washington; east to Montana, south to Utah.
Habitat: Disturbed areas where escaped from cultivation.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-September
Growth Duration: Perennial
Citrullus lanatuswatermelon
Origin: Introduced
Cucurbita pepo
Origin: Introduced
Echinocystis lobatawild cucumber
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; occurring throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Moist bottomlands and thickets.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: July-September
Growth Duration: Annual
Marah oreganacoastal manroot
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia to California, also rarely in Hells Canyon in Idaho.
Habitat: Low elevation fields, thickets and open areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
Growth Duration: Perennial