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Scientific Name: Lewisia cotyledon (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: loo-ISS-ee-uh kot-uh-LEE-dun
Common Name: lewisia
Family Name: Montiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Leaves thick, fleshy, spoon-shaped, to 9 cm long, in a basal rosette; florets with 7-13 showy petals clustered on short stalks.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin (hybrids)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Rock garden, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Succulent
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate, Spatulate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Dark-red, Magenta, (sometimes striped)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves
Propagation: Cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant
(BCW) Boulevard (Circular) Westend : on green wall
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