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Sicyos angulatus (One-seed burr cucumber)
Smith, R.W.

Sicyos angulatus

Sicyos angulatus L.

One-seed Burr Cucumber, Star Cucumber

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)


USDA Symbol: sian

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Star Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus) is a vine with maple-like leaves, 5-petaled flowers, and 1-seeded fruits in clusters of 10, each about 1/2 inch long.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Pepo

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sicyos angulatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sicyos angulatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sicyos angulatus


Record Modified: 2019-08-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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