Thursday, September 19, 2013

Red Car Property: Native Calabazilla AKA "Mock Orange"

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 16, 2013.  Native Calabazillas (Cucurbita foetidissima) are small yellow-orange gourds, about the size of tennis balls & are ripening, now justifying their other common name, Mock Orange.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control on the issue of toxicity.  We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.