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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

Bloom Period
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:
JEF + PLANTS: Montia verna
JEF + PLANTS: Montia fontana ssp. amporitana
JEF + PLANTS: Montia fontana ssp. chondrosperma
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More information about  Montia fontana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Aug 25, 2019).