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Please help me identify this monster plant. It grew by itself late July. Yellow flower, somewhat a rounded star shape, indented leaves, some with whitish patches, yellow round smooth "fruit", small 3-4in. Photos: yellow "fruit"1, monster plant leaves[2],first flowers[3],leaves close-up mid August[4]

Monster plant

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Please add the other pictures as well –  nettle Aug 15 '12 at 19:56
I doubt anyone will be able to reliably identify it from anything other than the fruit. –  Ed Staub Aug 16 '12 at 21:01
there is a round yellow fruit there... maybe a pumpkin? –  Grady Player Aug 17 '12 at 17:45
It looks like it is a vine. If so it's likely to be a pumpkin or gourd. –  Brian Aug 18 '12 at 21:34
Looks like pumpkin to me. –  DA. Aug 21 '12 at 5:57
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Definitely Pumpkin. But it is also known as Winter squash. It is known as Curcubita, botanically. Ash gourd is different from this.

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Please improve your answer by explaining why you believe it's a pumpkin as opposed to another related species. –  Niall C. Mar 22 at 19:59
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