Ecballium Elaterium (Squirting Cucumber)

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Momordica Elaterium (Squirting Cucumber)This hispid and glaucous plant has several stems growing from the same root.  The leaves are cordate, somewhat lobed, and on long stalks.  Flowers monoecious and yellow.  Fruit oblong, obtuse at each end, separating from its stalk with violence, and expelling its seeds and mucus with considerable force, in consequence of the sudden contraction of the sides.


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