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Photo from Jerry's World.


Photo by Julie Kierstead Nelson, , Calscape.org.

Author:  Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, 1897
Family:  PORTULACACEAE
Origin:  California, Origon; U.S.A., NW Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Lavender
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Lee's Bitter-Root
Synonyms:  Calandrinia leeana, T. Porter, 1876.
Oreobroma leeanum
, Howell, 1893.
Lewisia eastwoodiana,
Purdy.
"Lewisia leana"

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name Benjamin Lincoln Robinson in 1897. It is found in Oregon and north-west California. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, the plant reach up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are white to lavender.

The genera name the American explorer Capt. Meriwether Lewis. The species name after the British gardener J. Lee Hammersmith.


Photo of the flower by Steve Matson, Calscape.org.


A flowering plant by Chris Wagner, Calscape.org.