Momordica charantia var muricata
Indian Bitter Gourd
This vine works well as a climber as well as a groundcover. Growing up to around 16 feet with dark green, lobed leaves accented by yellow flowers, followed by, green, bumpy fruits that ripens to an orange- yellow. Flower from April to May. Grow as an annual in most regions. Start and grow, culturally, like a cucumber.
The name derives from latin "mordeo" indicating the jagged seeds
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