Calflora
Taxon  Report   5688    
Montia linearis  (Hook.) Greene
Linear leaved montia,  Narrow leaved water chickweed, Narrowleaf minerslettuce
Montia linearis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Montia linearis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Montia linearis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Montia linearis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Montia linearis
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Montia
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Claytonia linearis
PLANTS: Montiastrum lineare
More information about  Montia linearis
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 (MOLI4)

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 16, 2018).

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