Calflora
Taxon  Report   11821    
Marah horrida  (Congdon) Dunn
Sierra man-root
Marah horrida
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Marah horrida
© 2005 Brent Miller
Marah horrida
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Marah horrida, a dicot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Marah horrida
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
Family: CUCURBITACEAE  
Genus: Marah
Communities: Foothill Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Marah horridus
More information about  Marah horrida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 16, 2018).