Taxon  Report   4778    
Lewisia rediviva  Pursh
Bitter root
Lewisia rediviva
© 2006 David McClurg
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Lewisia rediviva
© 2017 Rebecca Schoenenberger
Lewisia rediviva
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Lewisia rediviva, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lewisia rediviva
© 2017 joaquin hale
Genus: Lewisia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 1.4; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lewisia rediviva
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).