University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Vegetables

Watermelon (Citrullus lunatus)

The plants are vines with deeply notched leaves, prominent veins, deep lobes and many tendrils. Fruits range in shape from oblong to round and vary greatly in size. Exterior color is light to dark green and may be striped or solid. Interior is white when immature, turning red, pink or yellow at maturity. Seeds are oval, flat and smooth varying in color from creamy white to speckled to black. Flowers are yellow with five petals and are either male or female.