Pumpkins are a squash from the gourd family. Many thousands of pumpkins are produced around the country of North America each year, where they are a native species. The "typical" pumpkin is orange in color, round with a stem at the top, and has small creases running vertically from end to end. They grow on vines that produce fist-sized yellow blossoms, from which the pumpkins then develop. Pumpkins are an iconic fall food, being made into soup, pie, and baked on their own. They are prevalent on Halloween, often being hollowed out, carved into funny or scary faces, and then backlit by a candle. These are called Jack O'Lanterns.