C. pepo is a widespread monoecious species with both free-living and cultivated varieties. C. pepo was domesticated in North America from wild C. texana. Free-living populations of C. pepo occur in both cultivated and noncultivated habitants as annual climbing or trailing vines that grow vigorously in open, fertile sites, often along giver drainages. From archeological excavations in Mexico, domestication can be dated back to about 8000 BC. Squashes were introduced to Europe by returning Spanish explorers in the 1500's.
INCI name: Aqua, Glycerin, Plant Extract, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoat, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate