Photo by Himmel Huber.
The female flowers by Jan Sørensen,
The caudex of a two year old plant by
Dr Jeremy Burgess, Sciencephoto.com.
A larger caudex from Danielle Gunn,
Carl von Linnaeus, 1753
Albania, Altay, Austria,
Bulgaria, Western Russia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Northern Iran, Italy,
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krym, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Mix - Rich
Greenish-White - Pale Yellow
White Bryony, Wild Hop, False
Mandrake, English Mandrake, Wild Vine, Wild Nep, Tamus, Ladies' Seal, Tetterbury,
Bryonia aspera, Steven
ex Ledeb. 1812.
Bryonia monoeca, E.H.L.Krause
Bryonia nigra, Gilib.
Bryonia vulgaris, Gueldenst. ex Ledeb.
This member of the
was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in Europe, England
and northern Iran, growing in a well drained or rich soil with some water and
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to seven or even twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish-white to
yellowish. It is monoecious but diclinous; separate male and female
The genre name; Bryonia
from bryein, meaning luxuriant growth. The species name means
'white' for the - well; whitish flowers.
Male flower by Reinhard Bachmann,
The leaves by Jan Sørensen, Gbif.org.
A large plant by William Bohl,
The fruits - hardly melons - by Aung,