This fuzzy, climbing annual will grow in shady, moist areas. It can put out runners that extend up to 25 feet and the plant closely resembles the garden-variety cucumber plant. The 5-petalled flowers are greenish-white and are borne in clusters. The clustered fruits that result will be small and covered with bristles. Another look-alike is wild cucumber, which has 6-petalled flowers, smooth stems (not hairy), and single fruits.