Friday, August 02, 2013

Botanical Sketch # 18 - Cucurbita

Today's Sketch is the cucurbita or the good old pumpkin.  Interestingly, this includes species grown for their fruit as well as edible seeds.  These gourds, pumpkins and squashes come is all colors; red, orange, yellow, blue and green.  The winter squashes are thick skinned, but the summer varieties have completely edible skins.

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