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billly3030

Date

May 1, 2015

Description

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Marah
Species: M. fabaceus

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What

coast man-root Marah oregana

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direbecca

Date

May 2, 2015

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What

wild cucumber Marah macrocarpa

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mattador94

Date

April 28, 2015 04:03 PM PDT

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What

California manroot Marah fabacea

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rickr

Date

May 2, 2015 04:30 PM PDT

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What

Marah fabaceus Genus Marah

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gwenemone

Date

May 2, 2015 03:38 PM PDT

Description

in fruit and flower along Fern Trail. drying up other places on the preserve.

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Marah fabaceus Genus Marah

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gwenemone

Date

May 2, 2015 03:38 PM PDT

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Marah fabaceus Genus Marah

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gwenemone

Date

May 2, 2015 03:37 PM PDT

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coast man-root Marah oregana

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mrchasse

Date

April 30, 2015 02:45 PM PDT

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What

California manroot Marah fabacea

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boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 11:58 AM PDT

Description

Tendrilled vine, climbing 15' up Monterey pine. Fruit spheric, densely stiff-prickled, prickles unhooked.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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What

California manroot Marah fabacea

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dshell

Date

April 25, 2015 02:06 PM PDT

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sekihiker

Date

March 28, 2015 11:08 AM PDT

Description

Sierra manroot on Black Mountain Preserve

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coast man-root Marah oregana

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kevinhintsa

Date

April 26, 2015 10:20 AM PDT

Description

Note that the spines are few and the leaves large and deeply cut .

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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.