Taxon  Report   4777 
Lewisia pygmaea  (A. Gray) Robinson
Alpine lewisia,  Pigmy bitter root
Lewisia pygmaea
© 1991 Gary A. Monroe
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Lewisia pygmaea
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Lewisia pygmaea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lewisia pygmaea
© 1990 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Genus: Lewisia
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lewisia minima
PLANTS: Lewisia pygmaea var. aridorum
PLANTS: Lewisia sierrae
PLANTS: Oreobroma pygmaeum
PLANTS: Talinum pygmaeum
More information about  Lewisia pygmaea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2017).

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