Lewisia oppositifolia

Opposite-Leaved Lewisia

Upright plant with central rosette of leaves. Leaves few to many, fleshy, lance-shaped, standing upright from central root. Flower stems 1–3 with 2–5 large, white or palest pink flowers in loose cluster. Flowers held upright, opening wide with sun, petals notched or uneven to squared along top edge. Grows in spring-wet places in sparse pine and cedar woods, often on serpentine, at low to mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes