Montana State Flower: Bitterroot
Common Name Bitterroot, Redhead Louisa, Sand Rose
Latin Name Lewisia rediviva
Native Habitat California to Montana between Sierra/Cascades and Rockies 2,500 feet to 6,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width 6 inches X 6 inches
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Mid-summer pink to white flowers, perennial
Garden Suitability Songbird, Thornless, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Rose-pink to white flowers in mid-summer, difficult to grow, heat marginal
Nature Value Attracts songbirds
Native American Uses Peeled, boiled root eaten
Links  
    Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWvWet8jnDg
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LERE7
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55635/
    Images and data http://montana.plant-life.org/species/lewis_rediv.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitterroot
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4778
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Portulacaceae/Lewisia_rediviva.html
    Images and data http://www.henriettesherbal.com/pictures/p08/pages/lewisia-rediviva-2.htm
    Images and data http://www.coestatepark.com/lewisia_rediviva.htm
    Images and data http://lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=210
    Images http://wdfw.wa.gov/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=8580
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/lewred/all.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Lewisia+rediviva
    Nursery and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/385.htm
    Nursery and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Lewisia+rediviva
    Nursery and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/63603/
    Distribution and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LERE7
    Distribution and data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=220007569
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