[Wildflowers West of the Cascade Mountains with 5 Petals]

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

Cucurbitaceae

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


Wild Cucumber: Echinocystis lobata -

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