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Lewisia pygmaea (A. Gray) B.L. Rob.
Alpine lewisia, Pygmy Bitterroot
Synonym(s): Lewisia minima, Lewisia pygmaea var. aridorum, Lewisia sierrae, Oreobroma pygmaeum, Talinum pygmaeum
USDA Symbol: LEPY2
Pygmy Bitterroot is a member of the purslane family (family Portulacaceae). Purslanes are herbs, often succulent, with delicate flowers.
Flowers: radially symmetrical, borne single or in branched clusters; sepals usually 2, united or separate; petals 4
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: AB
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff