Flowers: Lewisia in the back yard

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Lewisia CotyledonFlower and photo by Dale Bauer

Lewisia is a plant genus, named for explorer Meriwether Lewis, who encountered the species in 1806. The native habitat of Lewisia species is north facing cliffs in western North America.

Local Native Americans ate the roots, which have also been used to treat sore throats.

--Dale Bauer


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