Search Results for: Lewisia
The largest member of the Lewisia family grows at low and mid-elevations almost exclusively in the Wenatchee Mountains in central Washington. Frank Tweedy, a botanist with the US Geological Survey stumbled upon this beauty while working with the Northern Pacific Railway in 1882.
This member of the purslane family prefers rocky cliffs, making it difficult to get good close-ups of it without risking life and limb.
Easy to miss, the early spring Bitter root appears to survive with little support.
Compare to Cliff Maids aka Siskiyou Lewisia.
Compare to Quil-leaved Lewisia.
Decades before the fur traders and wagon trains, the 33 members of Lewis & Clark Expedition’s Corps of Discovery found its way to the environs of the pacific northwest wonderland, mapping the region and its rich flora and fauna.
Like Bitterroot, by the time this plant blooms, the leaves are gone.