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Melothria japonica / Suzumeuri スズメウリ

Bloom time: August-September

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Species in the genus Melothria:

Melothria japonica / Suzumeuri


Melothria japonica / Suzumeuri スズメウリ

Melothria japonica is an annual vine found in uncultivated fields or water's edges. Leaves measure 3-6cm long, 4-8cm wide, triangular-ovate, often shallowly cleft in three. Dioecious: Both male and female flowers singly set themselves on axils. However, branch tips can bear male flowers in a raceme way. Fruit is 1-2cm-in-diameter spherical or oval and mature in gray-white. Bloom time: August-September.




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