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

Oakland, Tilden RP


1 gallon, long 1 gallon

bloom season Apr
growth habit Climbing
flower color Cream
bloom season Feb
features Fruits
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
water Low
bloom season Mar
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
dormancy summer
water Very low
soil Well-drained

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