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Nevada Lewisia
Lewisia nevadensis
About Nevada Lewisia (Lewisia nevadensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lewisia nevadensis is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family 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 flower cluster 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.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

6 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open grassy places, moist gravel flats

Annual Precipitation: 13.4" - 152.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.88" - 5.63", Coldest Month: 19.6" - 48.5", Hottest Month: 41.1" - 71.3", Humidity: 0.43" - 21.17", Elevation: 1347" - 12863"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Nevada Bitter Root, Sierra Lewisia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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