Coast Man-root at Edgewood Park.
Seen in bloom on a rocky slope in a shady part of the mixed oak woodland. Two long stems emerged from the base, the longer being about 1.5 meters in length. This viny plant is just beginning its growth!
And some kind of potentilla?
Marah (the manroots, wild cucumbers, or cucumber gourds) are flowering plants in the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), native to western North America. They are also commonly called Old man in the ground. The genus (which Kellogg noted was characterized by extreme bitterness) was named for Marah in Exodus 15:22-25, which was said to be named for the bitter water there.