Southern Balsampear (Momordica balsamina)

Southern Balsampear (Momordica balsamina) Aka Bitter Melon, Cundeamor,  Gourd, Bitter Squash, Balsam Apple, Balsamina,  Cucumber, Bálsamo, Catajera, Melón Amargo  Melón de Ratón, Cunde Amor, Papayiyo, Pepino cimarrón, and African Pumpkin, among others. Momordica balsamina is a tendril-bearing annual vine native to the tropical regions of Africa, introduced and invasive in Asia, Australia, and Central America. In the U.S. it is found in AL, FL, LA, NM, OK,TX,…