Wild Cucumber – (Echinocystis lobata) – Good or Bad?

Wild Cucumber – (Echinocystis lobata) – Good or Bad?

Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) festoons the landscape with fragrant flowers from midsummer into fall. We’ll share photos and tips for identification, and answer some common questions about this rowdy wild neighbor. Wild cucumber is also known as Balsam Apple, Prickly Cucumber, Wild Balsam Apple, Wild Mock Cucumber and Lace Pants.