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‹ Growing Native with Petey Mesquitey

Melon Loco

August 10, 2021
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Melon Loco
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There is no getting around it, every summer monsoon when the borderlands come to life it is so exciting! Apodanthera undulata, the crazy melon,  can be easily seen along the roads and out across the land during this season. The clusters of yellow flowers give it away quickly. Those yellow flowers close up pretty quickly later in the morning. You can see the spent and tired flowers in the photo below. And check out the crazy ribbed fruit with the “disagreeable  odor” as noted in Arizona Flora. Hey, it’s melon loco in the Cucurbitaceae! Yay!


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Apodanthera undulata,   Cucurbitaceae,   Growing Native,   melon loco,   Petey Mesquitey,  

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