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Recent observations

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

hungrybeachbum1

Date

June 7, 2016

Description

The wild cucumber seeds from an extremely large root. Native Americans used the seed for many different situations such as rubbing it onto sores. They are native to western North America.

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What

Man-roots Genus Marah

Observer

hunterbreck

Date

June 24, 2016

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What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

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mikepatterson

Date

June 21, 2016 11:11 AM PDT

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What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

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ksayce

Date

June 18, 2016

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What

coastal manroot Marah oregana

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ksayce

Date

June 18, 2016

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Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

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eddie12345

Date

June 18, 2016 10:13 AM PDT

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Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

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eddie12345

Date

June 18, 2016 09:39 AM PDT

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Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

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marinnaw

Date

May 26, 2016 10:55 AM PDT

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coastal manroot Marah oregana

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toyon

Date

June 12, 2016 10:38 AM PDT

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coastal manroot Marah oregana

Observer

carexobnupta

Date

June 21, 2011 02:07 PM PDT

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Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

June 12, 2016 12:46 PM MST

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Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

terrydad2

Date

June 12, 2016 03:09 PM 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.

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