Cucurbita pepo L.
Common Name: SUMMER SQUASH, ORNAMENTAL GOURD, PUMPKIN
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Vine

Occasional around refuse piles and near cultivated ground. First collected in 1912 in St. Clair Co.

Zucchini and acorn squashes are among the edible fruits of this species, of which other variants include bicolored and other diverse ornamental gourds. Cultivated pumpkins are mostly this species, but some are C. maxima and others are C. mixta Pang. and C. moschata Poir.

Locations

Alpena County
Lenawee County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=884.