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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Montia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Montia chamissoi (Spreng.) Greene
Habit: Perennial herb 2--30 cm, from leafy stolons with pink overwintering bulblets, prostrate to erect, floating or not, often tufted or matted. Leaf: opposite, 5--50 mm, oblanceolate. Inflorescence: generally few, some axillary; flowers 2--8, often replaced by bulblets. Flower: sepals 1.5--2 mm, spheric; petals 5--9 mm, equal, pink or white; stamens 5. Fruit: 1--1.5 mm. Seed: 1--1.3 mm; tubercles low, rounded; appendage +- flat. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Wet, sandy or loamy soil, seeps, wet meadows; Elevation: 1100--3700 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH, TR, PR, GB; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico; also central Canada, north-central United States. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Montia
Next taxon: Montia dichotoma
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers 2017. Montia chamissoi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33989, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.