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Lewisia cotyledon  (S. Watson) B. L. Rob.  var. cotyledon 
Cliff lewisia,   Siskiyou lewisia
Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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

Ultramafic affinity: 2 - weak indicator
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCalandrinia cotyledon
JEF + PLANTSLewisia cotyledon var. purdyi
JEFLewisia finchiae
JEFLewisia purdyi
Information about  Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[theodorepayne.org] Habitat, Description: Species Name: Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon Common Name: Cliff Maids This perennial grows wild at high altitudes. Wonderful in rock gardens. Needs some summer water. Give afternoon shade in inland gardens. Plant Family: Portulacaceae Plant Type: Perennial Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W Growth Habit: Rosettes Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen Growth Rate: Moderate Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun Soil Preference: Well-draining Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional Cold Hardy to: 7000' Flower Season: Spring/Summer Flower Color: Pink/White Endangered?: Distribution: Klamath Range, High Cascade Range Natural Habitat: Rocky, sandy slopes, subalpine forests between 400' and 7000' (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: 05/25/2024).