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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lewisia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lewisia triphylla (S. Watson) B.L. Rob.
Habit: Taproot 0; tuberous root spheric, with many rootlets. Leaf: basal withering before flower, cauline leaves 3--5, whorled, less often 2, opposite, 1--6 cm, linear or thread-like, entire, tapered to base, tip obtuse. Inflorescence: stems 1--several, generally 2--7 cm above ground, each with open, 1--25-flowered cluster; flowers included in or exserted from leaves; bracts among flowers, +- lanceolate, entire; pedicels 5--15(25) mm. Flower: sepals 2, +- 1/2 × corolla, ovate, entire; petals 5--9, 4--7 mm, oblong-oblanceolate, white or +- pink, veins purple, tips rounded; stamens 3--5; stigmas 3--5. Fruit: 3--4 mm. Seed: 8--25, 1 mm.
Ecology: Moist sandy or gravelly slopes, grassy meadows, open conifer forest; Elevation: 1300--3400 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SN, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Rocky Mountains. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Hybridizes with Lewisia nevadensis.
Synonyms: Claytonia triphylla S. Watson; Erocallis triphylla (S. Watson) Rydb.; Oreobroma triphyllum (S. Watson) Howell
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lewisia stebbinsii
Next taxon: Lewisia ×whiteae
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Lewisia triphylla, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30846, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.