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What is the distribution of Ecballium elaterium and could you tell me why it hasnit migrated farther tah the Mediterranean region?



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Dear Richard,

The following links may be helpful:

http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/acc_num/199800099.html
http://users.wantree.com.au/~weeds/western_weeds/crassu_cucurbit.htm

Since it is native to the Mediterranean region and Southern Europe, one can guess that the climate, especially temperature, limits its distribution.

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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