The flower stems are leafless, 1–3 centimetres (0.4–1.2 in) tall, bearing at the tip
... The bitterroot was selected as the Montana state flower on February 27, 1895.
Montana State Flower large size graphic image and history.
State Flower Bitterroot. Bitterroot. A decade before the Spanish American War
colored Montana's seal, a more subdued movement began to add beauty and a ...
One ounce of dried root provided sufficient nourishment for a meal, but the plant was seldom eaten raw, for its bitter taste and resultant swelling caused great discomfort. With a strong Indian heritage and a name derived from the leader of the Lewis and Clark expediti... More »
Montana designated bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) as the official state flower in
1895; native Americans used the roots for food and trade.
Aug 23, 2012 ... Learn the interesting history and meaning behind the bitterroot, and learn why
Montana chose the bitterroot as its official state flower.
The Bitterroot flower provided food for the Native American tribes and was used
in trade. The Bitterroot became the offical State Flower of Montana in 1895.
Bitterroot was selected as the Montana State Flower on February 27, 1985 and
borne on short stems during the month of March. Learn more Facts about ...
The bitterroot, voted the Montana State Flower in 1894, perennially sprouts
beside snow banks as winter retreats. Its whiteish-pinkish-purple petals are an