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Lewisia glandulosa

Lewisia glandulosa (Rydb.) Dempster

Glandular Lewisia, Sierra Lewisia, Sierran Bitter-root

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Lewisia pygmaea ssp. glandulosa

USDA Symbol: LEGL4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White, pink or magenta, sometimes green at base.


Native Habitat: Open places in short turf or gravelly or rocky substrates.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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