Cucumbers grow on vines
- Cucumis sativus (TSN 22364). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved on January 30 2006.
- Plant profile at the Plants Database (http://plants.usda.gov/) - shows classification and distribution by US state.
- A very brief history of the cucumber in America
- Cucumber as health food
- Ancient history of the cucumber
- A brief article on cucumber history
- Several plants listed from a work by Pliny the Elder
- Source noting cucumbers in Ur in 3000 BC