Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber family)
Group: Dicot (Broadleaf)
Summer annual slender vine, often trailing or climbing by coiled tendrils besides leaves, native to North America. It is found in cultivated fields, landscapes, and other disturbed areas
Leaves are alternate, simple, palmately 3 to 5 lobed, with a sand-papery texture and a few teeth on margins. There are tendrils beside the leaves.
Stem is climbing using unbranched tendrils and grows 12 to 15 feet long.
Flower is solitary, yellow, and arise from a leaf axil.
Fruit is cucumber-shaped, green and turns black with white seeds. Fruit develops on a long stalk.