The Not-So-Aloof Luffa

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Catherine E. Matthews, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A luffa is a natural vegetable sponge. With its skin on, it resembles a cucumber or a zucchini, and it is a member of the same family. Though widely grown, luffas are rarely studied. Since we discovered luffas in North Carolina back yards several years ago, we have found this gourd to be a wonderful science teaching tool. In this article, by sharing some lessons about the luffa, we hope to diminish the aloofness currently granted this humble plant.

Additional Information

Science Activities, 36 (2), 22-27
Language: English
Date: 1999
Luffa, Vegetable sponge, Science teaching

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