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Ecballium elaterium

Squirting cucumber

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    Ecballium elaterium (Squirting cucumber). This only species is bushy or trailing perennial with long, bristly-hairy stems and ovate- triangular, palmately 5-lobed, dark greyish green leaves. In summer it produces widely funnel-shaped, pale yellow flowers, sometimes with deeper yellow centres. Male flowers are produced in racemes while females are solitary.

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