Taxon  Report   5687 
Montia howellii  S. Watson
Howell's minerslettuce,  Howell's montia
Montia howellii
© 2009 Jennifer Wheeler, BLM Arcata Field Office
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Montia howellii
© 2008 Sierra Pacific Industries
Montia howellii
© 2014 Sierra Pacific Industries
Montia howellii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Montia howellii
© 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Montia
Redwood Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, vernal-pools [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Claytonia howellii
PLANTS: Maxia howellii
More information about  Montia howellii
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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