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)