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Sunday, August 4, 2019

August 4, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Hundred Acre Hollows

This is Momordica charantia
It's in the Cucumber family
It's an invasive exotic, it's seeds are quite toxic,
But its fruit has potential to be used medicinally.

Sources: UF | IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - Momordica charantia

BioMed Research International - Effects of Momordica charantia L. on the Blood Rheological Properties in Diabetic Patients

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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