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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Man-roots Genus Marah

Observer

ang

Date

September 17, 2016 04:24 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

petro925

Date

September 21, 2016 03:50 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

tkoffel

Date

April 20, 2015 04:04 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

tkoffel

Date

April 17, 2015 02:10 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

September 11, 2016 02:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

September 8, 2016 01:48 PM PDT

Place

Big Creek (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Man-roots Genus Marah

Observer

seakay

Date

September 2, 2012

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

serpophaga

Date

November 19, 2014 10:40 AM PST

Description

Found excavated by construction activity, took home to nurture, fed tea, then planted in native garden.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

jnjreiss

Date

September 5, 2016 10:07 PM PDT

Description

white, trumpet shaped flower with round, thorned (seed pod?)

Photos / Sounds

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

kenchamberlain

Date

September 4, 2016 01:20 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

anngoddard

Date

August 27, 2016 03:00 PM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

August 20, 2016 08:02 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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