Taxon  Report   4778 
Lewisia rediviva  Pursh
Bitter root
Lewisia rediviva
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
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Lewisia rediviva
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Lewisia rediviva
© 2007 Doreen L. Smith
Lewisia rediviva, 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 rediviva
© 2006 David McClurg
Genus: Lewisia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.4 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Lewisia rediviva
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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