Cucurbita pepo L.
Summer squash, pattypan squash, field pumpkin
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Violales||A large group that takes its name from violets|
|Family||Cucurbitaceae||Squashes, melons, pumpkins, and gourds; name probably from German Kürbiskernöl, “pumpkin”|
|Genus||Cucurbita||A 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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7/19/2008 · Sue’s Garden, Pepperell, MA
≈ 5½ × 3½' (1.7 × 1.1 m)
8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
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