Ibervillea lindheimeri [Cucurbitaceae]

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Scientific Name Ibervillea lindheimeri USDA PLANTS Symbol IBLI
Common Name Lindheimer's Globeberry, Balsamgourd ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22382
Family Cucurbitaceae (Gourd) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky, dry soils in open areas; fencerows, thickets, prairies, and shrublands.
Plant: Climbing vine with stems up to 9 feet long.
Leaves: Overall round leaves deeply palmately-divided into 3 or 5 lobes, rarely with no lobes, 2-1/2 to 4 inches across, on petioles 1/2 to 1-1/3 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small flowers with 5 yellow petals with hairy edges, 5 sepals; 1/4 to 1/2-inch across.
Bloom Period: April to July.
Fruit: Round to ellipsoidal fruit, orange color to bright red with soft fleshy skin; up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
References: Flora of North America and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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