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Creeping Cucumber

Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) is a common vine found in Florida.  The fruit of the Creeping Cucumber is a tiny, delicious, cucumber-flavored fruit that looks like little green watermelon when young but turns a dark purple/black when ripe.  The green … Continue reading

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Smilax makes me smile

I have called it Greenbrier or Bull-brier all my life, this large thorny vine has scratched me up many times as I ran through the woods of Kentucky as a boy.  I developed a dislike for this tough vine early … Continue reading

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Mystery Grape? Solved, Peppervine

I found this vine in North Florida near the Suwannee River.  Looks like a grape, but the leaves were not quite right for a Muscadine.  The fruit was very sweet, yes I am crazy enough to taste it even if … Continue reading

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