Truckee Bitterroot (Lewisia longipetala)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 5 cm
Plant Spread: To 10 cm
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 5 cm
Foliage Mound Height: 5 cm
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-06-03
By growitall
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Need help with inflorescence type and floral formula by ZuluMaster May 31, 2017 11:36 PM 4
Good sources for perennials by SongofJoy Nov 17, 2013 7:31 PM 419

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