The mystery plant that I nurtured in my garden for a while before I finally identified it as a wild cucumber vine has finished the fruiting process in the hedges. Above are two of the cucumbers.
As they mature, they burst open at the base. At first they are green and moist.
Eventually the fruit dries out and the more net like structure is all that is left. The seeds fall to the ground.
Next year I'll know better than to transplant the volunteer plants that look so much like a squash or cucumber seedling :)