Marah oreganus (Torr. ex S. Watson) Howell
Coastal Manroot, Western Wild Cucumber
Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)
Synonym(s): Echinocystis oregana
USDA Symbol: maor3
Western Wild Cucumber is a member of the cucumber family (family Cucurbitaceae). Cucumbers are herbs, often trailing or climbing by coiled tendrils.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems trailing or climbing, up to about 20 feet long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Web ReferenceWebref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Marah oreganus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Marah oreganus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Marah oreganus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff