Of the melon and cucumber there are both bitter and sweet varieties.
On the mountains are the cucumber tree, laurel, white pine and hemlock.
The principal of these are the vinery, peach house, cucumber and melon house and orchard house.
Locust, pawpaw, cucumber, buck-eye, black mulberry and wild cherry trees also abound, and the grape, raspberry and strawberry are native fruits.
A common creeper is one bearing a small scarlet cucumber, and a species of watermelon called tsoma is also abundant.
Cucumber and melon plants and vines reared from eyes are sometimes started in this way, both for the reason above mentioned and because it prevents the curling of the roots apt to take place in plants raised in pots.
The tendrils of a vetch and of a cucumber are analogous, and also homologous because they both belong to the category leaf; but they are only analogous to the tendrils of the vine and of the passion-flower, which belong to the category stem.