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Lewisia leeana  (Porter) B. L. Rob.
Quill leaf lewisia
Lewisia leeana is a perennial herb that is native to California.
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Genus: Lewisia
Family: Montiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 3 - strong indicator
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSCalandrinia leeana
JEFLewisia eastwoodiana
JEFLewisia leana
JEFOreobroma leeanum
Information about  Lewisia leeana from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Lewisia leeana (orth. var. L. leana) is a species of flowering plant in the family Montiaceae known by the common name quill-leaf lewisia. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and Klamath Ranges. This is a perennial herb growing from narrow, woody taproot connected to one or more caudices. It produces a basal rosette of many fleshy flat to cylindrical blunt-tipped leaves up to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence bears many flowers on erect, branching stems up to about 24 centimeters tall. Each flower has 5 to 8 white, pink, or purplish petals each about half a centimeter long. This plant is named for Lambert Wilmer Lee, who collected it in the Siskiyou Mountains just south of the Oregon border in 1876.[1] It commonly hybridizes with Lewisia cotyledon in the wild, producing Lewisia x whiteae.[2] (link added 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: 07/19/2024).