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Lewisia rediviva  Pursh  var. minor  (Rydb.) Munz
Bitter root
Lewisia rediviva var. minor is a perennial herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Lewisia rediviva
Genus: Lewisia
Family: Montiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 1.4 - weak indicator / indifferent
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSLewisia minor
JEF + PLANTSLewisia rediviva ssp. minor
Information about  Lewisia rediviva var. minor from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[explorer.natureserve.org] Habitat: Found from southern California to eastern Utah in dry sandy to rocky areas, windswept ridges and loose gravelly slopes (talus) with shallow soil in open woodlands to sagebrush scrub with pine or juniper. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[efloras.org] Description, Range, Habitat: Basal leaf blades clavate to narrowly oblanceolate, grooved adaxially. Flowers: sepals 10-12(-15) mm; petals 15 mm; stamens 20-30; pedicel (1-)3-8 mm. Flowering late spring-early summer. Dry rocky places; 1900-2800 m; Calif., Nev., Utah. Variety minor occurs at higher elevations than does var. rediviva and is known from the southern Sierra Nevada and Tooele County, Utah. (link added 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: 07/17/2024).