This plant was not only a new species, but it has also been recognized as a new genus, named in honor of Captain Lewis.
An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .
Lewisia rediviva (PH-LC 119).
The copyright for this image is retained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; this image is used with their permission.
VIGNETTE: Naming Species New to Science
by Dominique Harre Rogers
This journal entry, written in Lemhi County, is the first mention of bitterroot.
Capt. Lewis, August 22, 1805--another speceis ... more>>