Ryan M Miller wrote:I was hoping someone else had some experience with wild squash from the Ozark region. I've seen at leat two threads about buffalo gourds (Cucurbita foetidissima), but none on wild Ozark squash yet. It looks like one forum user from Arkansas, Judith Browning, commented about wild Ozark squash on one of the threads on buffalo gourds though. I sent her a purple mooseage just now.
We have something similar that we called egg gourds and picked when hard (and white) . I don't know genus and species and am not sure if we didn't make up the name. They were about 2 inches across, larger than a large egg. The kids would always gather them along the creek and bring them home to draw and paint on. Maybe we were missing out on a food source.