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Cucurbita pepo L.

Summer squash, pattypan squash, field pumpkin

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderViolalesA large group that takes its name from violets
FamilyCucurbitaceaeSquashes, melons, pumpkins, and gourds; name probably from German Kürbiskernöl, “pumpkin”
GenusCucurbitaA Latin name for the gourd

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Cucurbita pepo description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cucurbita pepo (summer squash, pattypan squash, field pumpkin)

8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts


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