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Lewisia serrata  Heckard & Stebbins
Saw toothed lewisia,   Sawtooth lewisia
Lewisia serrata is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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(26 records)
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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

Habitat: riparian

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Lewisia serrata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[explorer.natureserve.org] Range: Endemic to California, Lewisia serrata is known from approximately eleven occurrences in El Dorado and Placer Counties. However, five of the occurrences are historic and need to be surveyed for up to date information. Horticultural collecting and small hydroelectric power projects are threats to this species. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[encyclopaedia.alpinegardensociety.net] Description, Range: Very similar to L. cantelovii, but leaves deeply serrate and definitely pointed at the apex, in smaller, neat rosettes. Flowers many in loose panicles with five, very narrow white or pale pink petals having darker veins, 1-1.2cm wide, summer. Eastern California on north facing shady, moss-covered cliffs in gorges of metamorphic rocks at 900-1300m. (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: 12/03/2023).