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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

larry-heronema

Date

November 29, 2016 10:13 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Man-roots Genus Marah

Observer

tiyumq

Date

December 2, 2016 10:14 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

January 6, 2008 10:38 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

yetikat

Date

November 21, 2016 12:28 PM PST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 5, 2016 11:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

sbebb

Date

November 23, 2016 01:57 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Man-roots Genus Marah

Observer

xterrapin

Date

January 25, 2015 02:15 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

linnea-us

Date

November 21, 2016 11:31 AM PST

Description

Fruit, not whole plant

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

November 20, 2016 12:06 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

glmory

Date

November 19, 2016 01:26 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

gwenckatz

Date

November 13, 2016 05:58 PM PST

Description

Old wild cucumber seed pod

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

marinnaw

Date

November 6, 2016 12:07 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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