Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Squashes generally refer to four species of the genus Cucurbita, some varieties of which are also called marrows (mainly in British English). These species include C. maxima (hubbard squash, buttercup squash, some varieties of prize pumpkins, such as Big Max), C. mixta (cushaw squash), C. moschata (butternut squash), and C. pepo (most pumpkins, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini).

In North America, squash is loosely grouped into summer squash or winter squash, depending on whether they are harvested as immature fruit (summer squash) or mature fruit (autumn squash or winter squash). Gourds are from the same family as squashes. Well known types of squash include the pumpkin and zucchini. Giant squash are derived from Cucurbita maxima and are routinely grown to weights nearing those of giant pumpkins.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme.


  1. Śliczne zdjęcia kwiatów z których będą wielkie dynie. Pozdrawiam.
    Cute pictures of flowers which will be great pumpkins. Yours.

  2. A very beautiful photo. I lile the contrast between yellow and green./ Elisabeth

  3. Wonderful captures!!! I had some volunteer squash growing out of the compost bin, and I loved capturing them! The texture is so fun!!
    I love your second image - the contrast between the green and the gold!

  4. The yellow is very pretty against the green leaves. I also like the star shape of the flower.

  5. This is really beautiful!!!

  6. great macro from the squash flower


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