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Squirting Cucumber - Fruit Detail

Observed: 4th July 2011 By: geff.2007geff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plants
Squirting Cucumber - Fruit Detail
Squirting Cucumber (1)
Squirting Cucumber (2)
Squirting Cucumber (3)
Description:

All parts of this plant are hairy including the large yellow flowers. If touched the fruits explode to send seeds and liquid into the air. (I didn't try this as it is poisonous)

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ophrys's picture

Squirter

Fantastic plant! Whenever I take kids on trips to the Med, as I do each year, we always have great fun with these. I've not told the H and S man, though! If you've not tried it yet, do it...it's amazing!

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Inpsector Montalbano

Great to see what it looks like. I just read about it last night in the Inspector Montalbano book "Terracota Dog" and wondered what it was. Now I know!