Taxon  Report   5685    
Montia fontana  L.
Annual water minerslettuce,   Water chickweed,   Water montia
Montia fontana, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Montiaceae  
Genus: Montia

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

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSClaytonia fontana
PLANTSMontia dipetala
JEF + PLANTSMontia fontana ssp. amporitana
JEF + PLANTSMontia fontana ssp. chondrosperma
PLANTSMontia fontana ssp. fontana
More information about  Montia fontana

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/20/2021).