Lewisia columbiana (Howell ex A. Gray) B.L. Rob.
Columbian bitter-root, Columbian lewisia
Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
USDA Symbol: LECO3
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 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 DirectoryAccording 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lewisia columbiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lewisia columbiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff