Marah fabacea

Marah fabacea

California man-root



  • Climbing vine with thin coiling stems or modified leaves that attach to other plants for support
  • Blooms April to June and has two types of flowers
  • The pollen-bearing flowers are on long stemmed clusters
  • The seed-bearing flower is solitary found in the leaf axel
  • Fruits in the fall are fat green balls covered with soft bristles
  • Has a large woody root that gets bigger each year
  • The large size of this root allows the rapid growth in spring
  • Found in all sections

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