Taxon  Report   5689    
Montia parvifolia  (DC.) Greene
Littleleaf minerslettuce,  Showy rock montia
Montia parvifolia
© 2008 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Montia parvifolia
© 2015 John Doyen
Montia parvifolia
© 2008 Keir Morse
Montia parvifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Montia parvifolia
© 2018 Adam Chasey
Genus: Montia
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Montia parvifolia ssp. parvifolia
More information about  Montia parvifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 21, 2019).