Etymology: Sicyos: Greek name for cucumber
Plants: annual, herbaceous vine; stems with branching tendrils
Leaves: broad with 3-5 shallow lobes
Flowers: white to greenish, 5-parted, 1/3" wide; inflorescence of male flowers in a long-stalked cluster (cyme-like raceme), the female flowers in a shorter-stalked, small, head-like cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: not inflated, 1/2" long, dry, prickly capsule with 1 seed
Habitat: moist; streambanks
Conservation Status: Native