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Marah fabaceus (California manroot)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Marah fabaceus

Marah fabaceus (Naud.) Naud. ex Greene

California Manroot

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)


USDA Symbol: MAFA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Pepo

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun



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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Marah fabaceus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Marah fabaceus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Marah fabaceus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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