Cucurbita moschata (Winter Squash) is a species of annualherb in the family Cucurbitaceae. They are climbers. They are native to The Americas. They have simple, broad leaves. Reproduction is monoecious.
Definition: Of plant duration, a plant whose life span ends within one year after germination, e.g. a winter annual germinating in the autumn and flowering in the spring (esp. in Mediterranean climates), approximately synonymous to therophyte, c.f. biennial, ephemeral, perennial, c.f. also of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic.