Cucurbita pepo

Family (Traditional)Cucurbitaceae
Species:Cucurbita pepo L.
Common NameField Pumpkin; Pumpkin; Zucchini; Ornamental Gourd
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: DRU; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Cucumis pepo Cucumis pepo
Cucurbita melopepo Cucurbita melopepo

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Clinton (KY), Henry (KY), Kenton (KY), Marshall (KY), Pike (KY), Trigg (KY), Giles (TN), Haywood (TN), Humphreys (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 1999

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000009536 Kenton Kentucky
Cucurbita pepo
TENN-V-0208463 Haywood Tennessee
Cucurbita pepo
TENN-V-0208467 Henry Kentucky
Cucurbita pepo
TENN-V-0208462 Giles Tennessee
Cucurbita pepo
APSC0019525 Humphreys Tennessee
Cucurbita pepo
APSC0085769 Campbell Kentucky
Cucurbita pepo
APSC0084884 Campbell Kentucky
Cucurbita pepo
APSC0015982 Trigg Kentucky
Cucurbita pepo
APSC0069504 Pike Kentucky
Cucurbita pepo
31234100389525 Clinton Kentucky 07 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
Cucurbita pepo
31234100389533 Henry Kentucky 29 Sep 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
Cucurbita pepo
31234100389517 Marshall Kentucky 05 Oct 1979 Raymond Athey
Cucurbita pepo
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