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Lewisia rediviva

Lewisia rediviva

Bitter-root makes its fourth appearance on BPotD, this time in a close-up with long, pinkish-white petals. See the previous entries for more information on this species: a close-up of a Lewisia rediviva flower with short, white petals, a hand-tinted 1920s photograph of many Lewisia rediviva flowers and a related modern photograph of many Lewisia rediviva flowers.

This species can also be found with deep-pink flowers, but I've not seen this variation yet.


Trailering with the parents as a kid I once passed through thousands of a large, dark form flowering against tan soil somewhere in Montana (I think). We were rushing to get to a motel before 6 - dad wouldn't stop.

This is a lovely flower with it's varigted colours. It is snowing here today and what a pleasure to see a beautiful blossom.
Thank you,

is this plant named after the lewis
in lewis and clark american explorers

the pretty pink flower zoomed up to 200
just fills the screen with pink delight

love the 1920 picture-i can see his long
whip laying over his knees big hat low
heels on i would guess boots not sure
garters on the sleeves bet he has a moustace
oh well i will wonder who is where is he
going all dressed up and perhaps the whip he
has or perhaps tis a rope around his waist
he is dressed up wonder who he may be

Beautiful! I wonder if this can be grown from seed.

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