Calflora
Taxon  Report   4775    
Lewisia nevadensis  (A. Gray) B. L. Rob.
Nevada bitter root,  Nevada lewisia, Sierra lewisia
Lewisia nevadensis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lewisia nevadensis
© 2016 Dan Shimmon
Lewisia nevadensis
© 2002 George W. Hartwell
Lewisia nevadensis, 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 nevadensis
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Lewisia
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lewisia pygmaea var. nevadensis
PLANTS: Oreobroma nevadense
More information about  Lewisia nevadensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LENE5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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