“Man in the Ground” is part of the Marah Family. It exists exclusively in California. It is a perennial vine or herb. The stems are generally climbing with simple, veined leaves throughout. The hairs of this cucumber are generally hardened by calcium deposits. The fruit of the plant is melon-like. Although there are no official documents stating a relationship between the California Legless Lizard and this type of marah, they have been found close together when excavated.