Calflora
Taxon  Report   5685    
Montia fontana  L.
Annual water minerslettuce,  Water chickweed, Water montia
Montia fontana
© 2009 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Montia fontana
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Montia fontana
© 2008 Keir Morse
Montia fontana, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

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Montia fontana
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Montia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Claytonia fontana
PLANTS: Montia minor
PLANTS: Montia lamprosperma
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More information about  Montia fontana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MOFO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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