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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

August 20, 2016 08:02 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

booneogden

Date

August 12, 2016 12:42 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

sarafeiteira

Date

August 15, 2016 08:54 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

lenaz

Date

August 14, 2016 11:16 AM PDT

Description

Turning yellow

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

August 14, 2016 08:09 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

jacoboh

Date

August 12, 2016 05:18 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

rachellindsey

Date

August 11, 2016 09:01 AM PDT

Description

Green, spiky, tough outer skin. Found on vines along wooden guardrails on Orcas, San Juan Islands.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

koasmith

Date

August 9, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

zach_ogden

Date

August 9, 2016 02:22 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

rmcminds

Date

May 29, 2016 09:35 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

rappman

Date

August 4, 2016 01:51 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

psyllidhipster

Date

the past
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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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