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Bitterroot

Lewisia rediviva

Description:

A low-growing succulent that has edible roots albeit bitter as the common name implies. Its attractive flower is the state flower of Montana.

Habitat:

Spotted in the Wenas Wilderness. Found in western North America in dry rocky soil that is usually sage-steppe.

Notes:

The genus is named Lewisia in honor of Captain Meriweather Lewis.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Selah, Washington, United States

Spotted on May 15, 2021
Submitted on May 23, 2021

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