Taxon  Report   5682    
Montia chamissoi  (Spreng.) Greene
Spring beauty,  Toad lily, Water minerslettuce
Montia chamissoi
© 2015 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Montia chamissoi
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Montia chamissoi
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Montia chamissoi, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Montia chamissoi
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Genus: Montia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Claytonia chamissoi
PLANTS: Crunocallis chamissoi
More information about  Montia chamissoi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).