UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program

Sicyos angulatus

Common Name: 
burcucumber
Scientific Name: 
Sicyos angulatus L.
Family Name: 
Cucurbitaceae - Gourd Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle: 
native annual, reproducing by seed
Stems: 
grows as vine, hairy, grooved, corkscrew tendrils
Stems of Burcucumber
Leaves: 
alternate, 5-pointed lobes, hairy, margins small toothed
Leaves of Burcucumber
Leaves of Burcucumber
Flowers: 
5-petaled, whitish to light green; axillary racemes
Flowers of Burcucumber
Flowers of Burcucumber
Fruit: 
cucumber-like, small, long bristles; clusters
Fruits of Burcucumber
Fruits of Burcucumber
Fruits of Burcucumber