Lewisia longipetala is a native.
I wonder what Cal Flora says about it?
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Lewisia longipetala, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California alone.
Observations by County: Click county name to view observations. [Number of observations in brackets].
El Dorado , Nevada , Placer .
OK, so then what does the USDA say?
Lewisia longipetala (Piper) S. Clay – Truckee lewisia
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48 N
Of course, “Little Plum” is a hybrid, so who knows.
These blog posts where I farm out the tough work is pretty easy on me. I wonder what any of that info above really means. Well, let’s start with the word “Dicot.”
Dicot: Simply put, the first leaves of a flowering plant that come out of a seed are called cotyledons, and if there are 2 leaves the plant is called a dicot and if there is only one then it is a monocot.