[Wildflowers with 5 Petals West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

The Cucumber or Gourd Family West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington


Wild Cucumber, Oregon Bigroot, Coastal Manroot, Old Man in the Ground: Marah Oreganus

Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus

Watermelon: Citrullus lanatus - Non-native.

Pumpkin, Summer Squash, Winter Squash: Cucurbita pepo - Non-native.

Balsam Apple, Wild Cucumber: Echinocystis lobata -

Coastal Manroot, Oregon Bigroot, Old Man in the Ground, Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus - Viny plant that grows along ground or climbs into trees with many spiralled tendrils. Leaves simple and palmate, with small 5 petaled flowers arising in loose spikes from the vines. Fruit is like a spiny cucumber or squash.

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