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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Marah oreganus
 

Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.

  
Author:  Thomas Jefferson Howell 1898
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Western U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  White - Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Oregon Bigroot, Manroot, Coastal Manroot, Old-Man-in-the-Ground
Synonyms:  Megarrhiza oregana,John Torrey
By mistake?: Marah oregana
   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Thomas Jefferson Howell in 1898. It is found on most of the west coast of Northern America, growing in a rich but drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter, the vines up to six meters long. The flowers are from white to greenish yellow.