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Lewisia cotyledon  (S. Watson) B. L. Rob.  var. howellii  (S. Watson) Jeps.
Howell's lewisia
Lewisia cotyledon var. howellii is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).
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~81 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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

Ultramafic affinity: 1.3 - weak indicator / indifferent

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSCalandrinia howellii
JEF + PLANTSLewisia howellii
JEFOreobroma howellii
Information about  Lewisia cotyledon var. howellii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[powo.science.kew.org] Range: The native range of this variety is S. Oregon to N. California. It is a semisucculent perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[garden.org] Description: Life cycle: Perennial Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade, Partial or Dappled Shade Water Preferences: Dry Mesic Leaves: Evergreen Flowers:Showy Flower Color: Pink, White Bi-Color: White with pink Flower Time: Spring. Late spring or early summer Underground structures: Taproot Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic Alpine Gardening Uses: Medicinal Herb Vegetable Edible Parts: Roots Eating Methods: Cooked Wildlife Attractant: Bees, Butterflies Resistances: Drought tolerant (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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: 05/20/2024).