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Recent observations

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What

Man-roots Genus Marah

Observer

loarie

Date

July 30, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 30, 2015 03:40 PM PDT

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 29, 2015 05:30 PM PDT

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What

California manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

acreman

Date

July 29, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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Photos / Sounds

What

Sierra man-root Marah horrida

Observer

lball59

Date

August 15, 2014

Description

I found many specimens of the dried seed pods along a bank, and several of the pods were still attached to the vines. It was the middle of August and the pods were all dried and split open to varying degrees. The pods are generally as large as my closed fist with long spikes.

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 26, 2015 10:46 AM PDT

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What

Man-roots Genus Marah

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kueda

Date

July 21, 2015 01:12 PM PDT

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

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cedric_lee

Date

July 20, 2015 03:11 PM PDT

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 20, 2015 01:45 PM PDT

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Date

July 18, 2015

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

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bbunny

Date

July 4, 2015 09:47 AM PDT

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

July 18, 2015 11:10 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.

No range data available.