Montana State Flower

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Montana State Flower: Bitterroot

Scientific Name: Lewisia rediviva

State Flower Description: Bitterroot flowers are large for the size of the plant the flower is approximately 1.5 inches - 3 inches in diameter. The Bitterroots flower blooms from May to June and prefer dry conditions it is often referred to as the plant of the summer drought. The Bitterroot flowers are white to pinkish flowers and appear to be leafless. Beging selected as the state flower is indicative of landmarks in the state, the Bitterroot Mountains, the Bitterroot Valley, and the Bitterroot River

Where It's Found: Bitterroot grows from the East Cascades east to the Rockies and from British Columbia south into California, Arizona, and Colorado.

Montana State Flower Dedication: 1895


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