Calflora
Taxon  Report   11820    
Marah fabacea  (Naudin) Greene
California man-root
Marah fabacea
© 2018 Gary McDonald
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Marah fabacea
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Marah fabacea
© 2018 MCOSD EDRR
Marah fabacea, a dicot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Marah fabacea
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Family: CUCURBITACEAE  
Genus: Marah
Communities: Coastal Strand, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Marah fabaceus var. agrestis
ICPN: Marah fabaceus var. fabaceus
ICPN: Marah fabacea var. agrestis
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More information about  Marah fabacea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).