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I have always seen this plant while going for walks in the area. I had assumed that they were cucumbers. These plants grow like weeds in this area
According to Wikipedia, the fruit of at least two species is grown, harvested before maturity and eaten as a vegetable. Its juice is used as a natural remedy for jaundice.
The ripe, dried fruit is also the source of the loofah sponge.
I have picked one that wasn’t quite ripe but will try to ripen it in the sun. If it ripens, I will try to make a loofah sponge. I will let you know how this experiment works.
The top picture is a plant growing up a telephone pole. The other two plants are growing on the ground. It seems they will grow anywhere