Cucumis melo L.
Common Name: MELON
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Vine

Probably originated in Africa or southern Asia. Occasionally found in disturbed ground. First collected in 1925 in Wayne Co. From this species have come the muskmelon, cantaloupe (in this country, a name largely applied to the muskmelon), and honeydew among other melons.

Locations

Alpena County
Oceana County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=880.