Calflora
Taxon  Report   4777 
Lewisia pygmaea  (A. Gray) B. L. Rob.
Alpine lewisia,  Pigmy bitter root
Lewisia pygmaea
© 1990 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lewisia pygmaea
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Lewisia pygmaea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lewisia pygmaea
© 1991 Gary A. Monroe
Family: MONTIACEAE   (PLANTS: PORTULACACEAE)
Genus: Lewisia
Communities:
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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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
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LEPY2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 19, 2018).

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