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Photo from The Alpine Garden.

by Raymond Curran,

Author: George Engelmann, 1868
Origin:  California, Arizona, Utah; U.S.A. NW Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Short-sepal Bitter-root
Synonyms:  Oreobroma brachycalyx, Howell, 1893

This member of the Montiaceae family was described by George Engelmann in 1868. It is found in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah; U.S.A. and north-western Mexico. It grows in a well drained soil with some to a lot of water and some sun. It grow up to fifteen centimetres, the flat caudex to two centimetres, the flowers are white-pink.

The genera name the American explorer Capt. Meriwether Lewis. The species name means 'short-calyx'.