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Cucumis sativus
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A species of Melon
Botanical name : Cucumis sativus Genus : Melon

Cucumis sativus, A species of Melon
Botanical name: Cucumis sativus
Genus: Melon
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Cucumis sativus (Cucumis sativus)

Description

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a creeping vine native to South Asia. It has a long history of cultivation - mentions of its use are found in various ancient scripts, including the Bible, Epic of Gilgamesh and Pliny the Elder's "Natural History". Today, cucumber is one of the most widely cultivated vegetable species in the world.
Plant Type
Herb, Vine
Bloom Time
Summer, autumn
Flower Color
Yellow
Leaf Color
Green
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General Info

Name story

Garden cucumber
Cucumis in latin means ‘cucumber’ and it was derived from the Greek word, kykyon. As this is plant is commonly planted in gardens, it is then called garden cucumber.

Symbolism

resurrection, redemption

Usages

Garden Use
An absolute essential in veggie gardens, the cucumber is one of the most commonly grown garden vegetables around the world. Its ease of care makes it widely valued by gardeners. Cucumber plants will benefit from being grown with corn or sunflowers, which act as natural trellises. You can also plant them with marigolds to help repel bugs.

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