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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

If you are lucky enough to be wandering around in the sagebrush country above the Okanagan Valley in the springtime you may encounter the spectacular booms of the Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva). Generally the slender little basal leaves have withered away and only the blossoms are visible above the surface of the earth. The blossoms range in colour from the magenta above through a range of pinks to almost white.


Rambling Round said...

Too beautiful to be bitter!

Small City Scenes said...

I love the wildflowers in the sagebrush country.
The Lewisii is very beautiful. So fragile looking yet so tough.
I was in Eastern Washington awhile back a took many pics of this flower. MB

JoJo said...

What a beautiful photo! I should really venture over to the other side of the mountains.