Melons from stones

    The Globe Berry has a thick root stem that resembles a stone emerging from the ground with a vine growing from it.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Globe Berry
    Scientific Name:
    Ibervillea tenuisecta
    Southwest US, northern Mexico
    • Yellow
    Fun Facts:
    • This is a climbing perennial that produces tiny yellow flowers in the summer.
    • More noticeable are the small red to orange melons that mature in autumn. These are not edible. 
    • It is related to the cucumber.
    Plant Type:
    • Vine/liana
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)

    12a (50 °F to 55 °F)

    12b (55 °F to 60 °F)