Taxon  Report   5684    
Montia diffusa  (Nutt.) Greene
Diffuse miner's lettuce,  Spreading minerslettuce
Montia diffusa
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
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Montia diffusa
© 2018 Sierra Pacific Industries
Montia diffusa
© 2008 Doreen L. Smith
Montia diffusa, 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 diffusa
© 2014 Vernon Smith
Genus: Montia
Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Claytonia diffusa
PLANTS: Limnalsine diffusa
More information about  Montia diffusa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 23, 2019).