Oat Hill Mine Trail

The Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) usually has about 15 petals that range in color from white to deep pink or lavender. The short flower stems are leafless and at the tip have a whorl of 56 linear bracts. A single flower grows on each stem with 59 oval-shaped sepals. The basal rosette of leaves look just like the stems. The stamens are pink - and the plant also has a few Red spider mites. Red spider mites have 8 legs (as adults) and spin silk. (family: Tetranychidae).