Bitterroot



a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana.
Historical Examples

Wild Animals at Home Ernest Thompson Seton
Subspeciation in the Meadow Mouse, Microtus pennsylvanicus, in Wyoming, Colorado, and Adjacent Areas Sydney Anderson
Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society Robert F. Murphy
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

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