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Daily Zen ~ Lewisia cotyledon

L'amore e forte come la morte

A final drop of dew
Or the first sparkling leaf;
Each illustrates
This brief temporal world
In which all things pass through.

– Sojo Henjo (816-890)

june 29, 2012

Lewisia cotyledon

Family / Families: Montiaceae
Name(s) and Author(s): Lewisia cotyledon (S. Watson) B. L. Rob.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Institution: E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden
Accession Number: 039976-0640-2010
Photograph Copyright: Bryant DeRoy
Licensed for noncommercial use: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Photo and write-up by Bryant today:

Today’s image is of Lewisia cotyledon, and it was taken in the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden here in UBC Botanical Garden. Lewisia cotyledon is a member of the Montiaceae native to northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. There are three scientifically-recognized varieties and many cultivars that have been selected or hybridized.

Lewisia cotyledon is a perennial that grows from a thick taproot and caudex

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4 responses

  1. What a lovely little plant. I am guessing it’s small, most alpines are 🙂

    October 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    • yes but beauty 🙂

      October 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      • Sometimes the most exquisite beauty can be found in the tiniest places 🙂

        October 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      • 🙂

        October 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

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