February to April

Bryonia cretica (Cucurbitaceae)

White Bryony


A perennial tuberous climber with coiling tendrils. Heart-shaped leaves with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes, tendrils in their axils. Male and female flowers are on separate plants. Fruit is a black berry. All parts of the plant are toxic.

Woods and hedgerows.


Male flowers. Argaka 4.4.2006