bitterroot

bitterroot
/bit"euhr rooht', -root'/, n.
a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana.
Also, bitter root.
[1825-35, Amer.; BITTER + ROOT1]

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plant
 (Lewisia rediviva), ornamental succulent plant of the purslane family (Portulacaceae), native to western North America and cultivated in rock gardens. The main stem and root merge into a tuberous structure. The leaves are barely 2.5 cm (1 inch) long, and the flowering stalk with pink or white flowers is also very short. The starchy root, resembling a forked radish, is edible in spring but acquires a bitter taste by summer. Other species of the genus, which has about 22 species, also are cultivated as rock-garden plants for their attractive flowers.

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