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Lewisia columbiana

Lewisia columbiana (Howell ex A. Gray) B.L. Rob.

Columbian bitter-root, Columbian lewisia

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LECO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A succulent perennial with numerous narrow, basal leaves subtending 4-12 in. flowering stems. The blossoms of the many-flowered, branched panicle range from white with pink venation to magenta-rose.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , ID , MT , OR , WA
Native Distribution: S. B.C., s. in the mts. to n.e. OR, adjacent ID & Ravalli Co., MT
Native Habitat: Exposed, gravelly banks; moist, rocky slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Good for the rock garden. Best for use e. of the Cascades.

Propagation

Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Seeds are deep reddish-brown and shining when mature.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Oregon Native Plant Nursery - Woodburn, OR

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lewisia columbiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lewisia columbiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lewisia columbiana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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