Shot on Monday, May 11th, this photo shows a wild Tweedy’s Lewisia blooming along the Devil’s Gulch Trail several miles outside of Leavenworth, WA in the foothills above Cashmere. One of the area’s most special of wildflowers, Tweedy’s Lewisia only grows in a small geographic region, primarily in North Central Washington.¬†This beautiful flowering plant from the purslane family (Portulacaceae) commonly grows on well-drained slopes often on rocky slopes or in rock crevices from low elevation ponderosa pine sites up to the drier part of the grand fire zone.

tweedy's lewisia on devil's gulch trail