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Lewisia kelloggii  K. Brandegee  ssp. kelloggii 
Kellogg's lewisia
Lewisia kelloggii ssp. kelloggii is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).
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~31 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Parent: Lewisia kelloggii
Genus: Lewisia
Family: Montiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: ridges

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSLewisia yosemitana
Information about  Lewisia kelloggii ssp. kelloggii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[wildlife.ca.gov] Rarity, Range, Bloom time: Lewisia kelloggii ssp. kelloggii ? Kellogg?s lewisia Submitted by Ellen Sampson and Randy Roig This inconspicuous flower was found by Ellen Sampson and Randy Roig in Sierra County. Lewisia kelloggii ssp. kelloggii was listed in 2013 as Rank 3.2 (more information needed, but moderately threatened in California) in the California Rare Plant Ranking System. Plants listed as Rank 3 all lack enough information available to consider them rare (Rank 1B or 2B) or of limited distribution (Rank 4), but the information that is available indicates that they are in need of conservation. Once a plant has been determined to be Rank 3, the hope is that new information will be generated from additional surveys, which will allow for a reevaluation of the rank at a later time. Lewisia kelloggii ssp. kelloggii is found in openings and ridgetops of upper montane coniferous forest often in slate or sometimes in rhyolite tuff along the Sierras. It blooms from May through August with the occasional early bloom in April. Keep an eye out for this little gem when taking those summer hikes through the Sierras. Thank you, Ellen and Randy, for finding this amazing flower and adding to what we know about it! (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/16/2024).