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Wild Cucumber

Marah fabaceus


Marah fabaceus, the California Manroot or Bigroot, is the most common of the manroot species native to California. Its range throughout the state subsumes nearly the entire ranges of all the other California native manroots species and intergrades. Hybrids between California manroot and the other species are common. Wikipedia


Open field in Ano Nuevo State Park, California.

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misako 8 years ago

Thank you for the ID suggestion dw33zy--it is Marah fabaceus and is indeed in the Cucurbitaceae family.

DerrickLK 8 years ago

I would say that this plant is in the Cucurbitaceae family. I'm not sure which species though. Maybe the desert starvine (Brandegea bigelovii) or Cretan bryony (Bryonia dioica)? Take a look and see what you think.

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San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 16, 2012

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