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Lewisia columbiana (T.J. Howell ex Gray) B.L. Robins.
Columbian bitter-root, Columbian lewisia
USDA Symbol: LECO3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
PropagationDescription: 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 either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff