Plant ID forum: Five point yellow flower, fuzzy green (unripe) fruit, ground cover-ish vine-y?

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jackwayneright
Aug 12, 2016 3:48 PM CST
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North America, Midwest US. Grew unexpectedly out of a flower garden. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 12, 2016 3:52 PM CST
It's a cucumber or squash. You'll have to let the fruit ripen to know for sure. Probably a seed left over in some compost?
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Aug 12, 2016 4:02 PM CST
I agree with Elaine. Best to let the fruit ripen.
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 12, 2016 9:39 PM CST

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It's a Cantaloupe.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 12, 2016 10:19 PM CST
I agree with Kent.
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jackwayneright
Aug 13, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Looking up some other cantaloupe plants, it certainly looks like that's probably it. I'll hold off on calling it that way until the fruit ripens a bit more. Thanks for all the responses!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 13, 2016 10:56 AM CST
My money's on Spaghetti Squash, because the fruit is so fuzzy and not netted, but be sure to let us know. Dying of curiosity!
Elaine

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 13, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Cantaloupe start fuzzy.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

jackwayneright
Aug 17, 2016 7:33 PM CST
Thanks for all the responses! I was waiting to reply for it to grow a bit more. It's still not completely clear what it is. A few more pictures of it now though!

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I think we can rule out cucumber. Cantaloupe still seems promising. Thanks again for the suggestions!

jackwayneright
Sep 12, 2016 6:03 PM CST
Just as a final quick update: looks like cantaloupe is the winner! Thanks for the help!

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