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Cistanthe  tweedyi (A.Gray) Hershkovitz   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Cistanthe  tweedyi (A.Gray) Hershkovitz 
SynonymsCalandrinia tweedyi A.Gray (basionym)
 Lewisia tweedyi (A.Gray) B.L.Rob.
 Lewisiopsis tweedyi (A.Gray) Govaerts
Territory Western CanadaNorthwestern U.S.A.British ColumbiaOregonWashington
rocks and scree
Altitude600-2200m
Description thick, carnose root, basal leaves 10-20cm long, oblong-lanceolate or ovate, with broad petiole, flowers 2-8 in bracteate raceme, petals 8-9, 25-40mm long
Size10-20cm
Colorpink, yellow
Bloomspring
Ca-
Typerosette, stem ascending
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-16°C
rosettes as cuttings in early summer; leaf cuttings in summe
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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