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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

stephanomeria

Date

January 1, 2017 03:58 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

dmariana

Date

January 18, 2015 04:18 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

pdecino

Date

January 18, 2017 03:29 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

scottcher

Date

January 15, 2017 11:20 AM PST

Description

Exposed tuber under a large Mexican elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea)

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

hikingsandiego

Date

January 18, 2017 01:54 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

setaearmor

Date

January 15, 2017 03:44 PM PST

Description

There's quite a bit of this sprouting from a hill, climbing trees and fences.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

January 16, 2017 02:08 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

natureworks

Date

January 16, 2017 10:13 AM PST

Description

Wild cucumber growing on lemonade berry (Rhus integrifolia).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

harmoge

Date

January 14, 2017 04:33 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila manroot Marah gilensis

Date

August 18, 2013 02:12 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

quantron

Date

January 15, 2017 02:37 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

megandukett

Date

January 15, 2017 12:03 PM PST
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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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