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Lewisia nevadensis  (A. Gray) B. L. Rob.
Nevada bitter root,   Nevada lewisia,   Sierra lewisia
Lewisia nevadensis is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Lewisia
Family: Montiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 1.7 - weak indicator

Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFCalandrinia nevadensis
JEFClaytonia grayana
JEFLewisia bernardina
JEF + PLANTSLewisia pygmaea var. nevadensis
PLANTSOreobroma nevadense
Information about  Lewisia nevadensis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Description, Range: Lewisia nevadensis is a species of flowering plant in the family Montiaceae known by the common name Nevada lewisia. It is native to much of the western United States, where it grows in moist mountain habitat, such as meadows. This is a small perennial herb growing from a taproot and caudex unit. It produces a basal rosette of several narrow, fingerlike to threadlike fleshy leaves up to 13 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a bundle of short stems a few centimeters tall each bearing a flower. The flower has 5 to 10 shiny white to pale pink petals each 1 to 2 centimeters long, pointed or with blunt tips. At the center are many stamens. This is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant suitable for alpine and rock gardens.[1] (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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/08/2023).