"T. B. S." says: "I take the liberty to send you some flowers of a Cucurbitaceous plant for name, if you please. I have tried Loudon's edition of 1855, with his two supplements, having no higher authority, and cannot find it. You will see it is dioecious, and very similar to the Sycio Vine, but much finer, being thickly covered with blossoms, and bears fruit similar to the West Indian gherkin, about the same size and covered with spines. It is a great climber - just discovered it this morning on a neighbor's arbor. On inquiry I found the seed came from the South, and was found among some rice. The pod is not eatable; bears four large seeds similar to pumpkin or squash.

"For immediate effect in covering arbors I think it will be found an acquisition and far superior to the Sycio Vine".

It is, as our correspondent remarks, a very interesting vine, and well worthy of attention. It grows wild over all the Atlantic States from Canada to Texas.