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Lewisia rediviva - Bitterroot

Lewisia rediviva is the Bitterroot of Lewis and Clark fame. Lewisia rediviva has a wide range extending from British Columbia through Montana where it is the state flower, and on to montane Southern California. Lewisia blooms in the Spring and then goes dormant. Excessive Summer water without perfect drainage is often the end for this plant. Lewisia is often a gorgeous addition to the rock garden and a number of hybrids are periodically available at various nurseries.

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Lewisia rediviva, Bitterroot