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Exploding Cucumber

Ecballium elaterium


It squirts a stream of mucilaginous liquid containing its seeds, which can be seen with the naked eye.

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Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 11 years ago

That would be very cool, but since we've moved to the USA (and with our humble camera), is not possible for us.
But I think someone should try to capture that moment :)

craigwilliams 11 years ago

Noe & Pili, any chance you could get a shot of one of these actually squirting?

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 12 years ago

It grows wild in everywhere. The children often play with them :)

LeslieF 12 years ago

So cool! I want one :)

Noe and Pili
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Noe and Pili

Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Jun 19, 2011
Submitted on Jun 24, 2011

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