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Saw-toothed Lewisia (Lewisia serrata)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Portulacaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 159993
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 11/20/2023

Where is Saw-toothed Lewisia (Lewisia serrata) located in the wild?

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Saw-toothed Lewisia can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Saw-toothed Lewisia (Lewisia serrata)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/11/2021
  • Demographic Research

Sandi Richerson of CSU Sacramento completed a Master's thesis entitled "Contributions to an Understanding of the Patterns of Phenotypic Divergence Between" Lewisia Cantelovii" JT Howell (Portulacaceae) and" Lewisia Serrata" Heckard and Stebbins in the Sierra Nevada of California" in 1998.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/11/2021

In 1974, L. R. Heckard and G. L. Stebbins described a Lewesia serrata as a new species found in three locations along the American river. Their paper, "A new Lewisia (Portulacaceae) from the Sierra Nevada of California" was published in the Brittonia.

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Taxon Lewisia serrata
Authority Heckard & Stebbins
Family Portulacaceae
CPC Number 2532
ITIS 20492
Duration Perennial
Common Names Saw-toothed Lewisia
Associated Scientific Names Lewisia serrata
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Ecological Relationships


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