Perennial, flowers rose-pink, 2" across, June, narrow, red-green leaves form basal rosette in early spring, leaves die back in June, British Colombia to San Bernardino Mtns. to Rocky Mtns., not alkali tolerant, needs good drainage, the peeled, boiled root may be eaten, protect from birds until established, excellent showy plant at higher elevations or in the East. It has a tendency to rot in the winters at lower elevations because of wet conditions.
Foliage of Lewisia cotyledon is deciduous.
Flower of Lewisia cotyledon has color pink.
Fruit of Lewisia cotyledon is edible.
Communities for Lewisia cotyledon:Mixed-evergreen Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.