When I first met this plant its scientific name was Lewisia tweedyi, commonly
called Tweedy's Lewisia. The common name is still valid (as is Tweedy's
Pussypaws) but the scientific name is now Cistanthe tweedyii. Native to
north-central Washington and into Canada where it grows at low elevations up
through Ponderosa Pine sites where it seeks out rocky slopes or crevices that
From the rosette of four to eight inch fleshy leaves which can be up to two inches wide sprout upright flower stems bearing bright salmon to yellow-pink flowers to 3 inches across. The brilliant display rivals any native lewisia.
This genus includes plants commonly known as pussypaws which are small succulent perennials that have bright colored flowers.
Photo below, left from Terry Lillybridge for the US Forest Service. Photo below, right from Magnus Manske.