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Sicyos angulatus (bur cucumber; oneseed burr cucumber; burcucumber; blueeyedgrass; wall bur cucumber)

Wikipedia Abstract

Sicyos angulatus, the burr cucumber or star-cucumber is an annual vine in the cucumber family native to eastern North America. The plant forms mats or climbs using tendrils. The leaves are palmately veined and lobed, flowers green to yellowish green, fruits in clusters of very small pepos.
View Wikipedia Record: Sicyos angulatus


Height [1]  26 feet (8 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Monoecious
Lifespan [1]  Annual
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [1]  Vine
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bialowieza National Park II 11126 Poland
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway V 73611 North Carolina, Virginia, United States
Bluestone National Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 3517 West Virginia, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 19586 Maryland, District of Columbia, United States
Cumberland Gap National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 24282 Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, United States
Fort Donelson National Battlefield III 560 Tennessee, United States
Friendship Hill National Historic Site III 697 Pennsylvania, United States
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Homestead National Monument of America V 850 Nebraska, United States
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park V 1926 Alabama, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
New River Gorge National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 55591 West Virginia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Parco Del Somma-Vesuvio e Miglio D'Oro National Park II 33648 Italy
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Rondeau Provincial Park II 5035 Ontario, Canada
Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Site   New York, United States      
Shenandoah National Park II 108221 Virginia, United States
Shiloh National Military Park III 4061 Tennessee, United States
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Tennessee River Gorge   Tennessee, United States
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States


Pollinated by 
Ammobia ichneumonea <Unverified Name>[2]
Andrena mandibularis[3]
Andrena pruni[3]
Apallates coxendix[3]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[2]
Bombus impatiens[2]
Bracon mellitor[3]
Cerceris prominens[3]
Chalybion caeruleum <Unverified Name>[2]
Euphoria fulgida[3]
Exorista mella[3]
Leionotus scrophulariae[3]
Limenitis archippus (viceroy)[3]
Lucilia caesar (Greenbottle Blow Fly)[2]
Melissodes bimaculata[2]
Meromyza americana (wheat stem maggott)[3]
Mesogramma marginata[2]
Mesogramma polita <Unverified Name>[2]
Mordellistena ornata[3]
Musca domestica (house fly)[2]
Polistes annularis (Large paper wasp)[2]
Polistes fuscatus (Paper wasp)[2]
Polistes rubiginosus <Unverified Name>[2]
Sceliphron cementarius <Unverified Name>[2]
Sphecius speciosus (cicada killer)[2]
Urosigalphus femoratus[3]
Vespula germanica (European wasp)[2]
Vespula maculata[2]
Xenoglossa strenua[3]


North America;



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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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