The courgette is related to, for example, the pumpkin, the cucumber and the gherkin. Courgettes are better known by the name zucchini in Italy and Germany. America refers to these fruit vegetables as squash. The courgette plant flowers beautifully, with yellow flowers. The male flower consists of a stalk and a flower; the female flower of a small courgette – the ovary – with a flower attached to this, the courgette flower. The courgette fruit grows from this flower. The courgette flower is seen as and eaten like a delicatessen. The courgette plant flowers only open up once.