buffalo gourd
Cucurbita foetidissima Humboldt, Bonpland & KunthCucurbitaceae

common name synonyms: Missouri gourd, prairie gourd, wild pumkin, calabazilla, wild gourd

scientific name synonyms: C. perennis (James) Gray, Pepo foetidissima (Kunth) Britt.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Dilleniidae

order: Violales

growth form: vine herb, herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: North America, Mexico (Central America)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth